Famous Quotes By E. W. Howe


  1. 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.
  2. A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
  3. A man will do more for his stubbornness than for his religion or his country.
  4. For every quarrel a man and wife have before others, they have a hundred when alone.
  5. Half the time men think they are talking business, they are wasting time.
  6. If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
  7. If your faith is opposed to experience, to human learning and investigation, it is not worth the breath used in giving it expression.
  8. Instead of loving your enemies - treat your friends a little better.
  9. It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.
  10. Marriage is a good deal like a circus: there is not as much in it as is represented in the advertising.
  11. Men have as exaggerated an idea of their rights as women have of their wrongs.
  12. Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom wait until they have been married longer.
  13. One of the surprising things in this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself.
  14. Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.
  15. The greatest humiliation in life, is to work hard on something from which you expect great appreciation, and then fail to get it.
  16. The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.
  17. The worst feeling in the world is the homesickness that comes over a man occasionally when he is at home.
  18. There is always a type of man who says he loves his fellow men, and expects to make a living at it.
  19. There is nothing so well known as that we should not expect something for nothing - but we all do and call it Hope.
  20. To be an ideal guest, stay at home.
  21. When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
  22. When a man has no reason to trust himself, he trusts in luck.
  23. When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have.

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