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THOMAS CHANDLER HALIBURTON
(USED PSEUDONYM SAM SLICK)
Canadian (Nova Scotia) jurist and author
(1796 - 1865)
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A brave man is sometimes a desperado: a bully is always a coward.
      - [Blustering]

A college education shows a man how little other people know.
      - [Education]

A coxcomb is four-fifths affectation and one-fifth vanity.
      - [Coxcomb]

A man is never astonished or ashamed that he don't know what another does, but he is surprised at the gross ignorance of the other in not knowing what he does.
      - [Ignorance]

A suspicious parent makes an artful child.
      - [Parents]

A temperate anger has virtue in it.
      - [Anger]

A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy--the smile that accepts a lover afore words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first-born baby.
      - [Smiles]

A woman who wants a charitable heart wants a pure mind.
      - [Charity]

Absurdities die of self-strangulation.
      - [Absurdity]

An uncontrolled imagination may become as surely intoxicated by overindulgence as a toper may do bodily with strong drink.
      - [Fanaticism]

As soon as a woman begins to dress "loud," her manners and conversation partake of the same element.
      - [Dress]

Avarice fills its purse at the expense of its belly.
      - [Purse]

Be it remembered that we command nature, as it were, by obeying nature's laws; so the woman who would control her husband does so through obedience.
      - [Obedience]

Ceremony is all backbone.
      - [Ceremony]

Cheerfulness is health; the opposite, melancholy, is disease.
      - [Cheerfulness]

Coerced innocence is like an imprisoned lark,--open the door, and it is off forever. The bird that roams through the sky and the groves unrestrained knows how to dodge the hawk and protect itself; but the caged one, the moment it leaves its bars and bolts behind, is pounced upon by the fowler or the vulture.
      - [Innocence]

Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.
      - [Contentment]

Death and taxes are inevitable.
      - [Taxes]

Don't stand shivering upon the bank; plunge in at once and have it over.
      - [Irresolution]

Every woman is in the wrong until she cries, and then she is in the right instantly.
      - [Weeping]

Fastidiousness is the envelope of indelicacy.
      - [Fastidiousness]

Favoritism manifests itself in all departments of government, public and private. It is the harder to avoid, because it is so natural.
      - [Partiality]

Fun has no limits. It is like the human race and face; there is a family likeness among all the species, but they all differ.
      - [Fun]

Give me a chance, says Stupid, and I will show you. Ten to one he has had his chance already, and neglected it.
      - [Opportunity]

He who sports compliments, unless he takes good aim, may miss his mark, and be wounded by the recoil of his own weapon.
      - [Compliments]


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