Henry Wheeler Shaw Quotes

Too mutch religion iz wuss than none at all. Yu kant sho me a kuntry that haz existed yet, whare the people, all ov them, professed one religion and persekuted all other kinds, but what the religion ruined the country.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Truth dont require the aid ov elegant and high stepping words, tew express its force, or buty, it iz like water, tastes better out ov a wooden bucket, than it duz out ov a golden goblet.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Them folks who are sudden, aint apt tew be solid; lively streams are alwus shallow.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Men are often praized for their sagassity, but all the fore sight in the world kant tell a dubble yelked egg untill it itz broken.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Every man should kno sumthing ov law--if he knows enuff tew keep out ov it, he iz a prety good lawyer.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

I wouldn't undertake tew korrekt a mans sektarian views enny quicker than i would tell him which road tew take at a 4 corners, when i didn't know miself which waz the right one.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

I rather admire the insolent civility ov a bull-tarrier, who only growls when i pass by him, but i never did like it in a man.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

The grate desire ov mi life iz tew amuze sumboddy. I had rather be able to set the multiplikashun table tew sum lively tune than tew hav ein the author ov it.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Cunning iz very apt tew outwit itself. The man who turned the boat over and got under it tew keep out ov the rain, waz one ov this kind.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Politeness iz often wasted, but it iz a good and cheap mistake tew make.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Yung man, don't grind yure scythe all on one side!

Henry Wheeler Shaw

The hardest thing that enny man kan do iz tew fall down on the ice when it iz wet, and get up and praze the Lord.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

When a doktor looks me square in the face and kant see no money in me, then i am happy.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Thare are people who dont do ennything but watch their simptoms. I have seen dogs ackt just az sensible, i hav seen a rat terrier watch the simptoms ov a knot hole, in a board fence, all day, for sum rat tew cum out, but no rat didn't cum out.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Pedantry iz the science ov investing what little yu know in one kind ov perfumery, and insisting upon sticking that under every man's knose whom you meet.

Henry Wheeler Shaw
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