Edgar Watson Howe Quotes

Living up to ideals is like doing everyday work with your Sunday clothes on.

Edgar Watson Howe

The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.

Edgar Watson Howe

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.

Edgar Watson Howe

One of the surprising things in this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself

Edgar Watson Howe

Youth is about the only thing worth having, and that is about the only thing youth has.

Edgar Watson Howe

Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives, and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist

Edgar Watson Howe

You may easily play a joke on a man who likes to argue -- agree with him.

Edgar Watson Howe

What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Edgar Watson Howe

None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.

Edgar Watson Howe

To be an ideal guest, stay at home.

Edgar Watson Howe

Marriage is a good deal like a circus: there is not as much in it as is represented in the advertising

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Edgar Watson Howe

Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives, and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist.

Edgar Watson Howe

The man who can keep a secret may be wise, but he is not half as wise as the man with no secrets to keep

Edgar Watson Howe

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