Henry Wheeler Shaw Quotes

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

It iz a darned sight eazier tew find six men who kan tell exactly how a thing ought tew be did than tew find one who will do it.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

I don't beleaf in bad luck being sot for a man, like a trap, but i hav known lots ov folks, who if thare waz enny fust rate bad luck lieing around loose, would be sure tew git one foot in it enny how.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Dangers are sum like a kold bath, very dangerous while you stand stripped on the bank, but often not only harmless, but invigorating, if you pitch into them.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

"Familiarity breeds kontempt." This only applies tew men, not tew hot bukwheat slapkakes, well buttered and sugared.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just, But four times he who gets his blow in fust

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Poverty is the stepmother of genius.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

I don't care how much a man talks, if he only says it in a few words.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Nature never makes blunders; when she makes a fool she means it.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Better make a weak man your enemy than your friend.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Love is like the measles; we can't have it bad but once, and the later in life we have it the tougher it goes with us.

Henry Wheeler Shaw
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