Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes:
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Don’t flatter yourselves that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. On the contrary, the nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
I hate facts. I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions – adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
I like children; I like ’em, and I respect ’em. Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by them.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return. But if a blow were given for such cause, and death ensued, the jury would be judges both of the facts and of the pun, and might, if the latter were of an aggravated character, return a verdict of justifiable homicide.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man’s upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground-floor. But if a man hasn’t got plenty of good common sense, the more science he has, the worse for his patient.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.