Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (; August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, poet, and polymath based in Boston. Grouped among the fireside poets, he was acclaimed by his peers as one of the best writers of the day. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast-Table"...
The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
Love prefers twilight to daylight.
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
Their silence is sufficient praise.