Literary Birthday - 29 August - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes was born 29 August 1809, died 7 October 1894

Seven Quotes

  1. Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
  2. Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
  3. Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
  4. To obtain a man’s opinion of you, make him mad.
  5. Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
  6. A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!
  7. Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.

Oliver Wendell Holmes was an American physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author. He was regarded by his peers as one of the best writers of the 19th century. He is also recognized as an important medical reformer.

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