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A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.
Children
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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A good soldier, like a good horse, cannot be of a bad color.
Soldier
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A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not mend.
Instinct
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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A great calamity is as old as the trilobites an hour after it has happened.
Disasters
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.
Ideas
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.
Insights
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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A new untruth is better than an old truth.
Truth
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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A page of history is worth a pound of logic.
History and Historians
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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A person is always startled when he hears himself called old for the first time.
Age and Aging
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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A river is more than an amenity, it is a treasure.
Uncategorised
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times.
Originality
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Age, like distance lends a double charm.
Age and Aging
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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And Silence, like a poultice, comes to heal the blows of sound.
Silence
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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And when you stick on conversation's burrs, don't strew your pathway with those dreadful urs.
Conversation
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
Excuses
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Beauty is the index of a larger fact than wisdom.
Beauty
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Do not be bullied out of your common sense by the specialist; two to one, he is a pedant.
Experts
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Even for practical purposes theory generally turns out the most important thing in the end.
Theory
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Every calling is great when greatly pursued.
Work
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Every library should try to be complete on something, if it were only the history of pinheads.
History and Historians
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Every man is an omnibus in which his ancestors ride.
Ancestry
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Every real thought on every real subject knocks the wind out of somebody or other.
Controversy
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else.
Fame
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Good Americans when they die, go to Paris.
America
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Grow we must, if we outgrow all that loves us.
Change
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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun