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EDGAR WATSON HOWE
American editor, novelist and essayist
(1853 - 1937)
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A boy doesn't have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn't like pie when he sees there isn't enough to go around.
      - [Heroes]

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
      - [Advice]

A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.
      - [Money]

A man will do more for his stubbornness than for his religion or his country.
      - [Stubbornness]

A really busy person never knows how much he weighs.
      - [Busy]

A religion that never suffices to govern a man will never suffice to save him; that which does not sufficiently distinguish one from a wicked world will never distinguish him from a perishing world.
      - [Religion]

A theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person.
      - [Theories]

A thief believes everybody steals.
      - [Crime]

A woman does not spend all her time in buying things; she spends part of it in taking them back.
      - [Women]

A woman is as old as she looks before breakfast.
      - [Age]

A woman who can't forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.
      - [Forgiveness]

A young boy is a theory, an old man is a fact.
      - [Theories]

Abuse a man unjustly and you will make friends for him.
      - [Abuse]

Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.
      - [Lies]

Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.
      - [Abuse]

Don't take up a man's time talking about the smartness of your children; he wants to talk to you about the smartness of his children.
      - [Children]

Even if a farmer intends to loaf, he gets up in time to have an early start.
      - [Laziness]

Everyone has something ancestral, even if it is nothing more than a disease.
      - [Ancestry]

Financial sense is knowing that certain men will promise to do certain things, and fail.
      - [Finance]

For every quarrel a man and wife have before others, they have a hundred when alone.
      - [Quarrels]

Half the promises people say were never kept, were never made.
      - [Promises]

Half the time men think they are talking business, they are wasting time.
      - [Talk]

I believe in grumbling it is the politest form of fighting known.
      - [Grumbling]

I take him to be the only rich man that lives upon what he has, owes nothing, and is contented; for there is no determinate sum of money, nor quantity of estate, that can denote a man rich, since no man is truly rich that has not so much as perfectly satiates his desire of having more; for the desire of more is want, and want is poverty.
      - [Riches]

If the fools do not control the world, it isn't because they are not in the majority.
      - [Fools]


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