Quotation by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

And silence, like a poultice, comes
To heal the blows of sound.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894), U.S. writer, physician. The Music-Grinders, st. 10, The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, ed. Eleanor M. Tilton (1895, rev. 1975).
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