Henry Wheeler Shaw Quotes

The lion and the lamb may, possibly, sumtime lay down in this world together for a fu minnits, but when the lion kums tew git up, the lamb will be missing.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

As a gineral thing, when a woman wares the britches, she has a good rite tew them.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

I am poor, and I am glad that i am, for i find that wealth makes more people mean than it duz generous.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Their is one advantage in a plurality of wifes; tha fite each other, insted ov their husbands.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

I hope i shall never hav so much reputashun that i shan't feel obliged to be alwus civil.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

I had rather be a pot-bellied seed cowcumber, flung carelessly on a wood pile to ripen, than tew be an old bachelor.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Marrying for buty iz a poor spekulashun, for enny man who sees yure wife, has got just about az mutch stock in her as yu have.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Thare iz this mutch kan be sed in favour ov good-breeding, it iz the only thing that kan make a phool endurable.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Giv every one you meet, my boy, the time ov day and halff the road, and if that dont make him civil dont waste enny more fragrance on the cuss.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

The man who kan ware a paper collar a hole week and keap, it klean, aint fit for enny thing else.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Thare iz sich a thing az being alwus too quick--i am one ov that kind miself, i alwus miss a rale rode train bi being thare a haff an our too soon.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

There iz only one good substitute for the endearments ov a sister, and that iz the endearments ov sum other pheller's sister.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

I don't rekoleckt now ov ever hearing ov two dogs fiteing unless thare waz a man or two around.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Thare iz a grate deal ov charity in this world so koldly rendered that it fairly hurts, it iz like lifting a drowning man out ov the water bi the hair ov the hed, and then letting him drop on the ground.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Menny people spend their time trieing tew find the hole whare sin got into this world--if two men brake through the ice into a mill pond, they had better hunt for sum good hole tew git out, rather than git into a long argument about the hole they cum tew fall in.

Henry Wheeler Shaw
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