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Oliver Wendell Holmes

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"Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing." Age 4.6 avg (8 votes)
"Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out." Life & Death 4.9 avg (9 votes)
"Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness." Happiness, Love 4.3 avg (8 votes)
"Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum." Art, Life & Death 4.5 avg (8 votes)
"Life is a fatal complaint, and an eminently contagious one." Life & Death 4.0 avg (2 votes)
"It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen." Talking 3.8 avg (5 votes)
"If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate." America, Thinking 4.6 avg (9 votes)
"I don't generally feel anything until noon, then it's time for my nap." Sleep 3.7 avg (3 votes)
"I don't embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it." Experience 3.0 avg (4 votes)
"Happiness consists in activity. It is running stream, not a stagnant pool." Happiness 4.3 avg (3 votes)
"Greatness is not where we stand but in what direction we are moving." Motivation & Goals 2.9 avg (8 votes)
"Eloquence may set fire to reason." Talking 4.0 avg (1 votes)
"Don't be "consistent" but be simply true." Truth & Lies 4.7 avg (6 votes)
"Death tugs at my ear and says: "Live, I am coming."" Life & Death 3.0 avg (1 votes)
"Chicago sounds rough to the maker of verse. One comfort we have: Cincinnati sounds worse." Poetry 0 avg (0 votes)
"Beware how you take away hope from another human being." Hope 4.3 avg (6 votes)
"Between two groups of people who want to make inconsistent kinds of worlds, I see no remedy but force." War & Peace 3.0 avg (5 votes)
"A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used." Writing 3.9 avg (7 votes)
"A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience." Thinking 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions." Thinking 4.9 avg (12 votes)

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