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A collection of quotes and sayings by Edgar Watson Howe on life, work, anniversary, steals, bride, music, people, successful, problems, fishing, friendship and criticism.

68 Notable Quotes By Edgar Watson Howe

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Born On: May 3, 1853

Died On: October 3, 1937

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.
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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

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Edgar Watson Howe

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

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.

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.

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Edgar Watson Howe

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.

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Edgar Watson Howe

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.

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Edgar Watson Howe

Everyone suffers wrongs for which there is no remedy.

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Edgar Watson Howe

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.

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.

Edgar Watson Howe

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.

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Edgar Watson Howe

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.

Edgar Watson Howe

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.

Edgar Watson Howe

A woman is as old as she looks before breakfast.

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.

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Edgar Watson Howe

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.

Edgar Watson Howe

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.

Edgar Watson Howe

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.

Edgar Watson Howe

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.

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Edgar Watson Howe

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.

Edgar Watson Howe

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

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.

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Edgar Watson Howe

The most destructive criticism is indifference.

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.

Edgar Watson Howe

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.

Edgar Watson Howe

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.

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.

Edgar Watson Howe

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.

Edgar Watson Howe

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.

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.

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Edgar Watson Howe

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.

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.

Edgar Watson Howe

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

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.

Edgar Watson Howe