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EDGAR WATSON HOWE
American editor, novelist and essayist
(1853 - 1937)
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It's no credit to anyone to work too hard.
      - [Work]

Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.
      - [Talking]

Men are virtuous because women are; women are virtuous from necessity.
      - [Virtue]

Most people have seen worse things in private than they pretend to be shocked at in public.
      - [Hypocrisy]

No man can smile in the face of adversity and mean it.
      - [Adversity]

No man's credit is as good as his money.
      - [Credit]

Nothing is wonderful when you get used to it.
      - [Familiarity]

Nothing tires a man more than to be grateful all the time.
      - [Gratitude]

People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.
      - [Deception]

Reading is like permitting a man to talk a long time, and refusing you the right to answer.
      - [Reading]

So long as we do not blow our brains out, we have decided life is worth living.
      - [Life]

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.
      - [Murder]

The average man's judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it.
      - [Judgment]

The feeling of sleepiness when you are not in bed, and can't get there, is the meanest feeling in the world.
      - [Sleep]

The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.
      - [Trouble]

The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.
      - [Argument]

The worst feeling in the world is the homesickness that comes over a man occasionally when he is at home.
      - [Home]

Those cherries fairly do enclose
  Of orient pearl a double row,
    Which, when her lovely laughter shows,
      They look like rosebuds fill'd with snow.
      - [Dentistry]

Virtue must be valuable, if men and women of all degrees pretend to have it.
      - [Virtue]

What people say behind your back is your standing in the community in which you live.
      - [Gossip]

When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had and never will have.
      - [Music]

When you are in trouble, people who call to sympathize are really looking for the particulars.
      - [Sympathy]

You needn't love your enemy, but if you refrain from telling lies about him, you are doing well enough.
      - [Enemies]


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