Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes

Simple people – are very quick to see the live facts which are going on about them.

As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived.

The great end of living is to harmonize man with the order of things.

With effervescing opinions, the quickest way to let them get flat is to let them get exposed to the air.

To obtain a man’s opinion of you, make him mad.

To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old.

Age, like distance lends a double charm.

Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.

Every now and then a man’s mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions. After looking at the Alps, I felt that my mind had been stretched beyond the limits of its elasticity, and fitted so loosely on my old ideas of space that I had […]

A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not mend.