Even for practical purposes theory generally turns out the most important thing in the end.
Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes
The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as...
If truth were not often suggested by error, if old implements could not be adjusted...
Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else.
One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore!
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it....
Don't you stay at home of evenings? Don you love a cushioned seat in a...
Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We...
Between two groups of people who want to make inconsistent kinds of worlds, I see...
Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
The bigot is like the pupil of the eye, the more light you put upon...
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
Happiness consists in activity. It is running steam, not a stagnant pool.
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimension.
Love prefers twilight to daylight.
The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort.
The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but...
Some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.
I don't generally feel anything until noon, then it's time for my nap.
Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
Every real thought on every real subject knocks the wind out of somebody or other.