William Dean Howells Quotes

They are rather helplessly frank, but not, I hope, with all their rather helpless frankness, offensively frank.

William Dean Howells

The mortality of all inanimate things is terrible to me, but that of books most of all.

William Dean Howells

An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.

William Dean Howells

I know, indeed, of nothing more subtle satisfying and cheering than a knowledge of the real good will and appreciation of others. Such happiness does not come with money, nor does it flow from a fine physical state. It cannot be bought. But it is the keenest joy, after all; and the toiler's truest and best reward.

William Dean Howells

He who sleeps in continual noise is wakened by silence

William Dean Howells

The conqueror is regarded with awe; the wise man commands our respect; but it is only the benevolent man that wins our affection

William Dean Howells

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