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Ignorance & Stupidity
Engrave this Quote What a comfort a dull but kindly person is, to be sure, at times! A ground-glass shade over a gas-lamp does not bring more solace to our dazzled eyes than such a one to our minds.
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Engrave this Quote Stupidity often saves a man from going mad.
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Innovation
Engrave this Quote A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times.
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Insanity
Engrave this Quote Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
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Instinct
Engrave this Quote A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not mend.
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Kisses
Engrave this Quote The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.
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Knowledge
Engrave this Quote Knowledge like timber shouldn't be mush use till they are seasoned.
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Engrave this Quote This is an inquisitive age, and if we insist on piling up beyond a certain height knowledge which is in itself mere trash and lumber to a man whose life is to be one long fight with death and disease, there will be some sharp questions asked by and by.
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-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Scholastic and Bedside Teaching. Lecture given to the medical class of Harvard University. Reprinted in Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes. Birmingham, AL: Classics of Medicine Library; 1987, p. 291, November 6, 1867
Language
Engrave this Quote Life and language are alike sacred. Homicide and verbicide --that is, violent treatment of a word with fatal results to its legitimate meaning, which is its life --are alike forbidden.
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Engrave this Quote Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
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Law
Engrave this Quote This is a court of law young man, not a court of justice.
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Learning
Engrave this Quote The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men.
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Life
Engrave this Quote I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived.
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Engrave this Quote To live is to function. That is all there is in living.
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Engrave this Quote It is faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth looking at.
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Engrave this Quote On the whole, I am on the side of the unregenerate who affirms the worth of life as an end in itself, as against the saints who deny it.
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Loneliness
Engrave this Quote It is very lonely sometimes, trying to play God.
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Love
Engrave this Quote Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness.
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Engrave this Quote Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
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Marriage
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Engrave this Quote There is no time like the old time, when you and I were young,
When the buds of April blossomed, and the birds of spring-time sung!
The gardens brightest glories by summer suns are nursed,
But oh, the sweet, sweet violets, the flowers that opened first!
There is no place like the old place, where you and I were born,
Where we lifted first our eyelids on the splendors of the morn
From the milk-white breast that warmed us, from the clinging arms that bore,
Where the dear eyes glistened o'er us that will look on us no more!
There is no friend like the old friend, who has shared our morning days,
No greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise:
Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold;
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
There is no love like the old love, that we courted in our pride;
Though our leaves are falling, falling, and were fading side by side,
There are blossoms all around us with the colors of our dawn,
And we live in borrowed sunshine when the day-star is withdrawn.
There are no times like the old times, they shall never be forgot!
There is no place like the old place, keep green the dear old spot!
There are no friends like our old friends, may Heaven prolong their lives!
There are no loves like our old loves, God bless our loving wives!
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Medicine
Engrave this Quote I firmly believe that if the whole material medical could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind, and all the worse for the sea.
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Memory
Engrave this Quote Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.
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Military, the
Engrave this Quote A good soldier, like a good horse, cannot be of a bad color.
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Mind, the
Engrave this Quote Our brains our seventy year clocks, the angel of life winds them up once and for all, then closes the case, and gives the key into the hands of the angel of resurrection.
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