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Oliver Wendell Holmes

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One of the best regarded American poets of the 19th century.. American physician poet professor lecturer and author


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Quote Left To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor. Quote Right
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Quote Left A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times. Quote Right
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Quote Left I confess that altruistic and cynically selfish talk seem to me about equally unreal. With all humility, I think whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might, infinitely more important than the vain attempt to love one's neighbor as one's self. If you want to hit a bird on the wing you must have all your will in focus, you must not be thinking about yourself, and equally, you must not be thinking about your neighbor; you must be living with your eye on that bird. Every achievement is a bird on the wing. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth looking at. Quote Right
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Quote Left Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. Quote Right
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Book: Shattered Sighs