Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

  • Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become. Except in cases of necessity, which are rare, leave your friend to learn unpleasant things from his enemies; they are ready enough to tell them

    Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
  • Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable

    Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
  • It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living

    Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
  • Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing

    Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
  • Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked. Good mental machinery ought to break its own wheels and levers, if anything is thrust among them suddenly which tends to stop them or reverse their motion. A weak mind does not accumulate force enough to hurt itself; stupidity often saves a man from going mad

    Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
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