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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Oliver Wendell Holmes. (1809–1894) (continued)
 
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      Everybody likes and respects self-made men. It is a great deal better to be made in that way than not to be made at all.
          The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. i.
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      Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.
          The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. ii.
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      Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.
          The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. vi.
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      There is that glorious epicurean paradox uttered by my friend the historian, 1 in one of his flashing moments: “Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.” To this must certainly be added that other saying of one of the wittiest of men: 2 “Good Americans when they die go to Paris.”
          The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. vi.
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      Boston State-house is the hub of the solar system. You could n’t pry that out of a Boston man if you had the tire of all creation straightened out for a crow-bar.
          The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. vi.
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      The axis of the earth sticks out visibly through the centre of each and every town or city.
          The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. vi.
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      The world’s great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men.
          The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. vi.
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      Knowledge and timber should n’t be much used till they are seasoned.
          The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. vi.
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      The hat is the ultimum moriens of respectability.
          The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. viii.
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      To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.
          On the Seventieth Birthday of Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1899).
 
Note 1.
John Lothrop Motley.
  Said Scopas of Thessaly, “We rich men count our felicity and happiness to lie in these superfluities, and not in those necessary things.”—Plutarch: On the Love of Wealth. [back]
Note 2.
Thomas Gold Appleton (1812–1884). [back]
 

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