Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Oliver Holmes
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
BornAugust 29, 1809
Cambridge, Massachusetts
DiedOctober 7, 1894
Boston, Massachusetts
American essayist and writer. Best known for his collections The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858) and The Professor of the Breakfast Table (1860), in honor of which author P.J. O'Rourke named his eleventh book The CEO of the Sofa.

The repository contains three quotes from Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr..


Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else.


To have doubted one’s own principles is the mark of a civilized man.

Food and DrinkTruth

If wine tells the truth, and so have said the wise, it makes me laugh to think how brandy lies!