Who is Oliver Wendell Holmes?

  • (noun): United States writer of humorous essays (1809-1894).
    Synonyms: Holmes

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List Of Fairfax County Public Schools Middle Schools - Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School
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Robert Frost Middle School (Fairfax County, Virginia) - Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School
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Oliver Wendell Holmes House
... Oliver Wendell Holmes House is a National Historic Landmark at 868 Hale Street in Beverly, Massachusetts ... The house was built in 1909 by Asa Obear Marshall for Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. ... This house is frequently confused with the Oliver Wendell Holmes House at 1124 Massachusetts Ave ...
Dudley–Winthrop Family - Notable Members - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
... Son of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr ... the poet Double 4th great grandson of Simon Bradstreet Double 5th great grandson of Thomas Dudley 1st cousin of Robert Treat Paine 4th cousin twice removed of Benjamin Franklin Wade ...

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    Life and language are alike sacred. Homicide and verbicide—that is, violent treatment of a word with fatal results to its legitimate meaning, which is its life—are alike forbidden.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)

    People who honestly mean to be true really contradict themselves much more rarely than those who try to be “consistent.”
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)

    All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called “facts.” They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain. Who does not know fellows that always have an ill-conditioned fact or two that they lead after them into decent company like so many bull-dogs, ready to let them slip at every ingenious suggestion, or convenient generalization, or pleasant fancy? I allow no “facts” at this table.
    —Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)

    “A man,” said Oliver Cromwell, “never rises so high as when he knows not whither he is going.” Dreams and drunkenness, the use of opium and alcohol are the semblance and counterfeit of this oracular genius, and hence their dangerous attraction for men. For the like reason they ask the aid of wild passions, as in gaming and war, to ape in some manner these flames and generosities of the heart.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Little of all we value here
    Wakes on the morn of its hundredth year
    Without both feeling and looking queer.
    In fact, there’s nothing that keeps its youth,
    So far as I know, but a tree and truth.
    —Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)