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Oliver Wendell Holmes – Habits are crutches in old age

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Oliver Wendell HolmesHabits are the crutches of old age: by the aid of these we manage to hobble along after the mental joints are stiff and the muscles rheumatic…when every act of self determination costs an effort and a pang.

Oliver Wendell Holmes  
Over the Teacups

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Oliver Wendell Holmes – We must sail; do not drift

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Oliver Wendell HolmesI find 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.

Oliver Wendell Holmes  

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