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THOMAS CHANDLER HALIBURTON
(USED PSEUDONYM SAM SLICK)
Canadian (Nova Scotia) jurist and author
(1796 - 1865)
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Hear one side, and you will be in the dark; hear both sides, and all will be clear.
      - [Judgment]

Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend. Hope is not the man for your banker, though he may do for a traveling companion.
      - [Hope]

Hurry is only admissible in catching flies.
      - [Haste]

If it were not for a goodly supply of rumors, half true and half false, what would the gossips do?
      - [Rumor]

If you have a thrust to make at your friend's expense, do it gracefully, it is all the more effective. Some one says the reproach that is delivered with hat in hand is the most telling.
      - [Reproof]

Impossible desires are the height of unreason.
      - [Impossibility]

Innocence is always unsuspicious.
      - [Innocence]

It is as old as the creation, and yet as young and fresh as ever. It pre-existed, still exists, and always will exist. Depend upon it, Eve learned it in Paradise, and was taught its beauties, virtues, and varieties by an angel, there is something so transcendent in it.
      - [Kisses]

Life ain't all beer and skittles.
      - [Proverbs]

Look not to a woman's head for her brains, but rather to her heart.
      - [Heart]

Loud-dressing men and women have also loud characters.
      - [Display]

Money is a necessity; so is dirt.
      - [Money]

Mules and human jackasses are proverbially stubborn.
      - [Stubbornness]

Nature's bank-dividends.
      - [Harvest]

Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive.
      - [Nicknames]

No man is rich whose expenditure exceeds his means; and no one is poor whose incomings exceed his outgoings.
      - [Economy]

One of the old philosophers says that it is the part of wisdom to sometimes seem a fool; but in our day there are too many ready-made ones to render this a desirable policy.
      - [Policy]

Over-confidence is as evil as undue anxiety.
      - [Anxiety]

People have no right to make fools of themselves, unless they have no relations to blush for them.
      - [Fools]

Self-possession is the backbone of authority.
      - [Authority]

Some people have a perfect genius for doing nothing, and doing it assiduously.
      - [Idleness]

The bee, though it finds every rose has a thorn, comes back loaded with honey from his rambles; and why should not other tourists do the same?
      - [Travel]

The electric force of the brain.
      - [Intellect]

The memory of past favors is like a rainbow, bright, vivid, and beautiful; but it soon fades away. The in memory of injuries is engraved on the heart, and remains forever.
      - [Memory]

The ocean's surfy, slow, deep, mellow voice, full of mystery and awe, moaning over the dead it holds in its bosom, or lulling them to unbroken slumbers in the chambers of its vasty depths.
      - [Sea]


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