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68 Notable Quotes By Edgar Watson Howe

Famous As: Writer
Born On: May 3, 1853
Died On: October 3, 1937
Born In: Wabash County, Indiana, United States
Died At Age: 84
Edgar Watson Howe was a prolific American novelist, magazine and newspaper editor. Also renowned as E.W Howe, he was well travelled and was best-known for his witty editorials. His most famous work is considered to be ‘E.W Howe’s Monthly’. Some of his notable works, novels and short stories include, ‘When A Woman Enjoys Herself And Other Tales Of A Small Town, ‘A Story Of A Country Town’, ‘A Moonlight Boy’, ‘The Trip To The West Indies’, ‘Plain People’, ‘The Confessions of John Whitlock’ and various others. We have rounded up the popular, inspiring, famous and widely quoted quotes and sayings by Edgar Watson Howe which have been excerpted from his writings, short stories, novels, articles, editorials, thoughts, work and life. Zoom through the notable quotations and thoughts by Edgar Watson Howe on war, finding, everything, indifference, always, secrets, advice, respect, desire, people, business, children, fight, marriage, morality, ancestors, forgive, religion, learning, faith and experience.
When I get hold of a book I particularly admire, I am so enthusiastic that I loan it to someone who never brings it back.

When I get hold of a book I particularly admire, I am so enthusiastic that I loan it to someone who never brings it back.

Edgar Watson Howe
The man who can keep a secret may be wise, but he is not half as wise as the man with no secrets to keep

The man who can keep a secret may be wise, but he is not half as wise as the man with no secrets to keep

Edgar Watson Howe
A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him.

A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him.

Edgar Watson Howe
A man will do more for his stubbornness than for his religion or his country.

A man will do more for his stubbornness than for his religion or his country.

Edgar Watson Howe
A woman who can't forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.

A woman who can't forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.

Edgar Watson Howe
The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.

The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.

Edgar Watson Howe
What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.

What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.

Edgar Watson Howe
If your faith is opposed to experience, to human learning and investigation, it is not worth the breath used in giving it expression.

If your faith is opposed to experience, to human learning and investigation, it is not worth the breath used in giving it expression.

Edgar Watson Howe
All of the troubles that some people have in life is that which they married into.

All of the troubles that some people have in life is that which they married into.

Edgar Watson Howe
If a woman doesn't chase a man a little, she doesn't love him.

If a woman doesn't chase a man a little, she doesn't love him.

Edgar Watson Howe
Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.

Edgar Watson Howe
There is always a type of man who says he loves his fellow men, and expects to make a living at it.

There is always a type of man who says he loves his fellow men, and expects to make a living at it.

Edgar Watson Howe
If your faith is opposed to experience, to human learning and investigation, it is not worth the breath used to give it expression.

If your faith is opposed to experience, to human learning and investigation, it is not worth the breath used to give it expression.

Edgar Watson Howe
When a man is trying to sell you something, don't imagine that he is polite all the time.

When a man is trying to sell you something, don't imagine that he is polite all the time.

Edgar Watson Howe
No man would listen to you talk if he didn't know it was his turn next.

No man would listen to you talk if he didn't know it was his turn next.

Edgar Watson Howe
When you are in trouble, people who call to sympathize are really looking for the particulars.

When you are in trouble, people who call to sympathize are really looking for the particulars.

Edgar Watson Howe
Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.

Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.

Edgar Watson Howe
Marriage is a good deal like a circus: there is not as much in it as is represented in the advertising.

Marriage is a good deal like a circus: there is not as much in it as is represented in the advertising.

Edgar Watson Howe
If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.

If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.

Edgar Watson Howe
The feeling of sleepiness when you are not in bed, and can't get there, is the meanest feeling in the world.

The feeling of sleepiness when you are not in bed, and can't get there, is the meanest feeling in the world.

Edgar Watson Howe
No woman ever falls in love with a man unless she has a better opinion of him than he deserves.

No woman ever falls in love with a man unless she has a better opinion of him than he deserves.

Edgar Watson Howe
If you don't learn to laugh at troubles, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old.

If you don't learn to laugh at troubles, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old.

Edgar Watson Howe
Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.

Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.

Edgar Watson Howe
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.

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.

Edgar Watson Howe
None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.

None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.

Edgar Watson Howe
When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have.

When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have.

Edgar Watson Howe
Farmers only worry during the growing season, but townspeople worry all the time.

Farmers only worry during the growing season, but townspeople worry all the time.

Edgar Watson Howe
For every quarrel a man and wife have before others, they have a hundred when alone.

For every quarrel a man and wife have before others, they have a hundred when alone.

Edgar Watson Howe
Virtue must be valuable, if men and women of all degrees pretend to have it.

Virtue must be valuable, if men and women of all degrees pretend to have it.

Edgar Watson Howe
Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.

Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.

Edgar Watson Howe
Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.

Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.

Edgar Watson Howe
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.

Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.

Edgar Watson Howe
Everyone suffers wrongs for which there is no remedy.

Everyone suffers wrongs for which there is no remedy.

Edgar Watson Howe
When men are not regretting that life is so short, they are doing something to kill time.

When men are not regretting that life is so short, they are doing something to kill time.

Edgar Watson Howe
The worst feeling in the world is the homesickness that comes over a man occasionally when he is at home.

The worst feeling in the world is the homesickness that comes over a man occasionally when he is at home.

Edgar Watson Howe
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.

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.

Edgar Watson Howe
The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.

The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.

Edgar Watson Howe
When a man has no reason to trust himself, he trusts in luck.

When a man has no reason to trust himself, he trusts in luck.

Edgar Watson Howe
Men have as exaggerated an idea of their rights as women have of their wrongs.

Men have as exaggerated an idea of their rights as women have of their wrongs.

Edgar Watson Howe
The average man's judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it.

The average man's judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it.

Edgar Watson Howe
A theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person.

A theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person.

Edgar Watson Howe
A woman is as old as she looks before breakfast.

A woman is as old as she looks before breakfast.

Edgar Watson Howe
People are always neglecting something they can do in trying to do something they can't do.

People are always neglecting something they can do in trying to do something they can't do.

Edgar Watson Howe
If a man has money, it is usually a sign, too, that he knows how to take care of it; don't imagine his money is easy to get simply because he has plenty of it.

If a man has money, it is usually a sign, too, that he knows how to take care of it; don't imagine his money is easy to get simply because he has plenty of it.

Edgar Watson Howe
You needn't love your enemy, but if you refrain from telling lies about him, you are doing well enough.

You needn't love your enemy, but if you refrain from telling lies about him, you are doing well enough.

Edgar Watson Howe
The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.

The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.

Edgar Watson Howe
The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win.

The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win.

Edgar Watson Howe
Half the time men think they are talking business, they are wasting time.

Half the time men think they are talking business, they are wasting time.

Edgar Watson Howe
Living up to ideals is like doing everyday work with your Sunday clothes on.

Living up to ideals is like doing everyday work with your Sunday clothes on.

Edgar Watson Howe
Instead of loving your enemies - treat your friends a little better.

Instead of loving your enemies - treat your friends a little better.

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

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

Edgar Watson Howe
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.

Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.

Edgar Watson Howe
The modest person is usually admired, if people ever hear of them.

The modest person is usually admired, if people ever hear of them.

Edgar Watson Howe
The most destructive criticism is indifference.

The most destructive criticism is indifference.

Edgar Watson Howe
Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives, and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist.

Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives, and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist.

Edgar Watson Howe
To be an ideal guest, stay at home.

To be an ideal guest, stay at home.

Edgar Watson Howe
One of the surprising things in this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself.

One of the surprising things in this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself.

Edgar Watson Howe
A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.

Edgar Watson Howe
The man who can keep a secret may be wise, but he is not half as wise as the man with no secrets to keep.

The man who can keep a secret may be wise, but he is not half as wise as the man with no secrets to keep.

Edgar Watson Howe
Fishing seems to be the favorite form of loafing.

Fishing seems to be the favorite form of loafing.

Edgar Watson Howe
There is nothing so well known as that we should not expect something for nothing - but we all do and call it Hope.

There is nothing so well known as that we should not expect something for nothing - but we all do and call it Hope.

Edgar Watson Howe
There is only one thing people like that is good for them; a good night's sleep.

There is only one thing people like that is good for them; a good night's sleep.

Edgar Watson Howe
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 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.

Edgar Watson Howe
It is hard to convince a high-school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry.

It is hard to convince a high-school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry.

Edgar Watson Howe
A young man is a theory, an old man is a fact.

A young man is a theory, an old man is a fact.

Edgar Watson Howe
Every successful person I have heard of has done the best he could with the conditions as he found them, and not waited until next year for better.

Every successful person I have heard of has done the best he could with the conditions as he found them, and not waited until next year for better.

Edgar Watson Howe
The greatest humiliation in life, is to work hard on something from which you expect great appreciation, and then fail to get it.

The greatest humiliation in life, is to work hard on something from which you expect great appreciation, and then fail to get it.

Edgar Watson Howe
Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom; wait until they have been married longer.

Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom; wait until they have been married longer.

Edgar Watson Howe