Quotes by Edgar Watson Howe

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The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in.

If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old.
People are always neglecting something they can do in trying to do something they can't do.
If a woman doesn't chase a man a little, she doesn't love him.
The worst feeling in the world is the homesickness that comes over a man occasionally when he is at home.
When a man has no reason to trust himself, he trusts in luck.
All of the troubles that some people have in life is that which they married into.
What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.
Instead of loving your enemies -- treat your friends a little better.
The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win.
A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him.
A boy doesn't have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn't like pie when he sees there isn't enough to go around.
A woman who can't forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.
None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.
Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him.
Half the promises people say were never kept, were never made.
Even if a farmer intends to loaf, he gets up in time to get an early start.
Everyone suffers wrongs for which there is no remedy.
Nothing is wonderful when you get used to it.
The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.
You may easily play a joke on a man who likes to argue -- agree with him.
Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.
When men are not regretting that life is so short, they are doing something to kill time.
A theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person.
A young man is a theory, an old man is a fact.
The modest person is usually admired, if people ever hear of them.
When a man says money can do anything, that settles it. He hasn't any.
No man's credit is ever as good as his money.
I think I am better than the people who are trying to reform me.
One of the surprising things in this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself.
Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom; wait until they have been married longer.
Every successful man I have heard of has done the best he could with conditions as he found them...
The average man's judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it.
To be an ideal guest, stay at home.
It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.
When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.
American freedom consists largely in talking nonsense.
Most of us are either too think to enjoy eating, or too fat to enjoy walking.
Fishing seems to be the favorite form of loafing.
Farmers only worry during the growing season, but towns people worry all the time.
Don't be crazy to do a lot of things you can't do .
As a man handles his troubles during the day, so he goes to bed at night a General, Captain, or Private.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
I believe in grumbling; it is the politest form of fighting known.
Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.
The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.
Virtue must be valuable, if men and women of all degrees pretend to have it.
Youth is about the only thing worth having, and that is about the only thing youth has.
The world is full of people giving good advice to others, but I have thought we should all be better off if we would advise ourselves more, and others less. If I could take the good advice I am capable of giving, I should have no occasion to accept it from others.

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