Quotes by Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Old age is fifteen years older than I am.
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Any tax is a discouragement and therefore a regulation so far as it goes.
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But I have long thought that if you knew a column of advertisements by heart, you could achieve unexpected felicities with them. You can get a happy quotation anywhere if you have the eye.
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We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible.
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Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
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But the moment you turn a corner you see another straight stretch ahead and there comes some further challenge to your ambition.
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It is perfectly easy to be original by violating the laws of decency and the canons of good taste.
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The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.
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Life, not the parson, teaches conduct.
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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.
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