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Quotes by Earnest Holmes - (63 quotes)

Ernest Holmes - From the Belief category:

The one seeking to demonstrate the power of spiritual realization in everyday affairs should believe in Divine guidance... and that everything in life is controlled by love, harmony, and peace. (Ernest Holmes)

Ernest Holmes - From the Failure category:

We may stumble, but always there is that Eternal Voice, forever whispering within our ear, that thing which causes the eternal quest, that thing which forever sings and sings. (Ernest Holmes)

Ernest Holmes - From the Happiness category:

Let us waste no further time looking for the secret of success or the key to happiness. Already the door is open and whosoever will, may enter. (Ernest Holmes)

Ernest Holmes - From the Health category:

Healing is the result of clear thinking. (Ernest Holmes)

Jesse Herman Holmes - From the Worth category:

Beauty, truth, friendship, love, creation – these are the great values of life. We can't prove them, or explain them, yet they are the most stable things in our lives. (Jesse Herman Holmes)

John Andrew Holmes - From the Impossibilities category:

Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing. (John Andrew Holmes)

John Andrew Holmes - From the Seeing category:

When a good poet looks at an object with the eyes in his head, he sees more than merely accurately. (John Andrew Holmes)

John Andrew Holmes - From the Universe category:

It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others. (John Andrew Holmes)

Oliver Wendell Holmes - From the Activity category:

Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Oliver Wendell Holmes - From the Aging category:

A person is always startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Oliver Wendell Holmes - From the Aging category:

To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Oliver Wendell Holmes - From the Aging category:

Most of us go to our grave with our music still inside us. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Oliver Wendell Holmes - From the Communication category:

Talking is like playing the harp; there is as much in laying the hand on the strings to stop their vibrations as in twanging them to bring out their music. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Oliver Wendell Holmes - From the Competence category:

The one thing that makes the true artist is a clear perception and a firm, bold hand. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Oliver Wendell Holmes - From the Complaining category:

Life is a fatal complaint, and an eminently contagious one. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Oliver Wendell Holmes - From the Effort category:

The mode in which the inevitable comes to pass is through effort. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Oliver Wendell Holmes - From the Fire category:

Every idea is an incitement... Eloquence may set fire to reason. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Oliver Wendell Holmes - From the Ideas category:

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Oliver Wendell Holmes - From the Individuality category:

It is by no means certain that our individual personality is the single inhabitant of these our corporeal frames... We all do things both awake and asleep which surprise us. Perhaps we have cotenants in this house we live in. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Oliver Wendell Holmes - From the Insight category:

A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Oliver Wendell Holmes - From the Language category:

Every language is a temple, in which the soul of those who speak it is enshrined. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Oliver Wendell Holmes - From the Language category:

Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Oliver Wendell Holmes - From the Life category:

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Oliver Wendell Holmes - From the Music category:

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Oliver Wendell Holmes - From the Words category:

Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Oliver Wendell Holmes - From the Words category:

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Communication category:

I am afraid that I rather give myself away when I explain. Results without causes are much more impressive. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Criticism category:

Don't talk, Anderson. You lower the IQ of the entire street every time you open your mouth. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Danger category:

I think that you know me well enough, Watson, to understand that I am by no means a nervous man. At the same time, it is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Deception category:

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Difficulty category:

There is nothing more stimulating than a case where everything goes against you. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Discovery category:

What one man can invent another can discover. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Doubt category:

Any truth is better than indefinite doubt. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Education category:

Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Genius category:

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Habit category:

I never guess. It is a shocking habit- destructive to the logical faculty. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Health category:

There can be no question, my dear Watson, of the value of exercise before breakfast. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Imagination category:

We balance probabilities and choose the most likely. It is the scientific use of the imagination. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Importance category:

The little things are infinitely the most important. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Intellect category:

I cannot live without brain-work. What else is there to live for? (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Knowledge category:

It is my business to know what other people don't know. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Life category:

Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Methodology category:

You know my method. It is founded upon the observation of trifles. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Music category:

Do you remember what Darwin says about music? He claims that the power of producing and appreciating it existed among the human race long before the power of speech was arrived at. Perhaps that is why we are so subtly influenced by it. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Nature category:

When one tries to rise above Nature one is liable to fall below it. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Pets category:

Dogs don't make mistakes. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Poetry category:

Cut out the poetry, Watson. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Possibilities category:

One should always look for a possible alternative, and provide against it. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Problems category:

In solving a problem of this sort, the grand thing is to be able to reason backward. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Questions category:

It's the question that beats in my head like a hammer. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Rules category:

An exception disproves the rule. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Seeing category:

You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Silence category:

You have a grand gift for silence, Watson. It makes you quite invaluable as a companion. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Theory category:

t is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Truth category:

Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Wisdom category:

I confess that I have been blind as a mole, but it is better to learn wisdom late than never to learn it at all. (Sherlock Holmes)

Sherlock Holmes - From the Work category:

My mind is like a racing engine, tearing itself to pieces because it is not connected up with the work for which it was built. (Sherlock Holmes)

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. - From the Advice category:

The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books. (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.)

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. - From the Beauty category:

Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future. (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.)

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. - From the Listening category:

It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.)

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. - From the Passion category:

Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing. (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.)

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. - From the Problems category:

If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it around. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it. (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.)

Eleanor Holmes Norton - From the Consideration category:

The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with. (Eleanor Holmes Norton)