Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.
The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858), VI.
It cannot be repeated too often that the safety of great wealth with us lies in obedience to the new version of the Old World axiom Richesse oblige.Holmes, Sr., Oliver Wendell
Ay, tear her tattered ensign down! Long has it waved on high, And many an eye has danced to see That banner in the sky.Holmes, Sr., Oliver Wendell
The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men.Holmes, Sr., Oliver Wendell
I should like to see any kind of a man, distinguishable from a gorilla, that some good and even pretty woman could not shape a husband out of.Holmes, Sr., Oliver Wendell
Grave is the Master's look; his forehead wears Thick rows of wrinkles, prints of worrying cares: Uneasy lies the heads of all that rule, His worst of all whose kingdom is a school. Supreme he sits; before the awful frown That binds his brows the boldest eye goes down; Not more submissive Israel heard and saw At Sinai's foot the Giver of the Law.Holmes, Sr., Oliver Wendell
Vain? Let it be so! Nature was her teacher, What if a lovely and unsistered creature Loved her own harmless gift of pleasing feature.Holmes, Sr., Oliver Wendell
To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.Holmes, Sr., Oliver Wendell
After looking at the Alps, I felt that my mind had been stretched beyond the limits of its elasticity, and fitted so loosely on my old ideas of space that I had to spread these to fit it.Holmes, Sr., Oliver Wendell
Bleak are our shores with the blasts of December, Fettered and chill is the rivulet's flow; Throbbing and warm are the hearts that remember Who was our friend when the world was our foe.Holmes, Sr., Oliver Wendell
It makes men imperious to sit a horse.Holmes, Sr., Oliver Wendell