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Oliver Wendell Holmes
(1809-1894) born on
Aug 29
US poet, essayist, scholar. He was noted for witty and warmly humane sketches; First Dean Harvard Med Sch, 1847-53.
         
   
F
The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men.

R
With effervescing opinions, the quickest way to let them get flat is to let them get exposed to the air.
A
Literature is full of coincidences, which some love to believe are plagiarisms. There are thoughts always abroad in the air which it takes more wit to avoid than to hit upon.
N
Man's mind, stretched by a new idea, never goes back to its original dimensions.
K
Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics of the chips that were left.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table," ch. 6, 1858.
R: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
A: In "Instant Quotation Dictionary," by Donald O. Bolander, 1979.
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: In "Quote Disk 1,2,3," by DBUG, 1991.
   


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