Henry Wheeler Shaw Quotes

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

If thare iz enny human being that i thoroughly loath, it iz the one who haz nothing tew boast ov but hiz money--a mere pimp tew hiz welth.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

If we would all ov us take kare ov our own souls, and let our nabors alone, thare would be less time lost, and more souls saved.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Thare iz but phew people in this world underrated.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

The man who pitys everyboddy, wants watching, for the chances are that he iz gitting phatt slily on other peoples misfortunes.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

If we giv up our minds tew little things we never shall be fit for big ones. I knew a man once who could ketch more flies with one swoop ov his hand than enny boddy else could, and he want good at ennything else.

Henry Wheeler Shaw
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