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    And when you stick on conversation’s burrs,
    Don’t strew your pathway with those dreadful urs.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)

    Writing or printing is like shooting with a rifle; you may hit your reader’s mind, or miss it;Mbut talking is like playing at a mark with the pipe of an engine; if it is within reach, and you have time enough, you can’t help hitting it.
    —Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)

    Ten days and nights, with sleepless eye,
    I watched that wretched man,
    And since, I never dare to write
    As funny as I can.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)

    Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left.
    —Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)