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The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table Quotes by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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Now habit is a labor-saving invention which enables a man to get along with less fuel,--that is all; for fuel is force. ~ The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. I try his head occasionally as housewives try eggs,-- give it an intellectual shake and hold it up to the light, so to speak, to see if it has life in it, actual or potential, or only contains lifeless albumen. ~ The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Don't ever think the poetry is dead in an old man because his forehead is wrinkled, or that his manhood has left him when his hand trembles! If they ever WERE there, they ARE there still! ~ The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Even in common people, conceit has the virtue of making them cheerful; the man who thinks his wife, his baby, his house, his horse, his dog, and himself severally unequalled, is almost sure to be a good-humored person, though liable to be tedious at times. ~ The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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