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Quotes By Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr


Famous Quotes & Quotations By 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 Quotes, The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, 1858 - Category: Puns.

Logic is logic. That's all I say.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr Quotes, The One-Hoss Shay - Category: Logic.

People who make puns are like wanton boys that put coppers on the railroad tracks. They amuse themselves and other children, but their little trick may upset a freight train of conversation for the sake of a battered witticism.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr Quotes, The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, 1858 - Category: Puns.

Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr Quotes, The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, 1857 - Category: Money.

Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch, nay, you may kick it all about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr Quotes, The Professor at the Breakfast Table - Category: Truth.

The worst of a modern stylish mansion is that it has no place for ghosts.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr Quotes, The Poet at the Breakfast Table, 1872 - Category: Places.

We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of the superstitious fears which were implanted in his imagination, no matter how utterly his reason may reject them.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr Quotes, The Poet at the Breakfast Table, 1872 - Category: Belief.

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