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Edgar Watson Howe Quotes


Sometimes referred to as E. W. Howe, was an American novelist and newspaper and magazine editor in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
(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.
 

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
[Adversity]
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A loafer never works except when there is a fire; then he will carry out more furniture than anybody.
[Motivation]
 

A man should be taller, older, heavier, uglier and hoarser than his wife.
[Husbands]
 

A man will do more for his stubbornness than for his religion or his country.
 

A modest man is usually admired - if people ever hear of him.
[Human Relations]
 

A poem is no place for an idea.
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A reasonable probability is the only certainty.
 

A theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person.
 

A thief believes everybody steals.
 

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

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

A young man is a theory, an old man is a fact.
 

About all some men accomplish in life is to send a son to Harvard.
 

Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him.
 

After a man passes sixty, his mischief is mainly in his head.
[Age]
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All of the troubles that some people have in life is that which they married into.
 

Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.
 

As you become older, gradually accustom yourself to neglect.
[Age]
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Bravery is the knowledge of the cowardice in the enemy.
[Courage]
 


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