Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Quote

One could never remember himself in eternity by the mere fact of having loved or hated any more than by that of having thirsted; love and hate have no more individuality in them than single waves in the ocean;—but the accidents or trivial marks which distinguished those whom we loved or hated make their memory our own forever, and with it that of our own personality also.


The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858)

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One could never remember himself in eternity by the mere fact of having loved or hated any more than by that of having thirsted; love and hate have...

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One could never remember himself in eternity by the mere fact of having loved or hated any more than by that of having thirsted; love and hate have...

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One could never remember himself in eternity by the mere fact of having loved or hated any more than by that of having thirsted; love and hate have...

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One could never remember himself in eternity by the mere fact of having loved or hated any more than by that of having thirsted; love and hate have...