Born: August 29, 1809
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Died: October 7, 1894
Occupation: Author, Lecturer, Physician, and Professor
Profile: Best known the Breakfast Table series as well as popularizing many medical terms. Father of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr..
Number of Quotes: 3
Old age is fifteen years older than I am.
Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.