E. W. Howe Quotes

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

There is only one thing for a man to do who is married to a woman who enjoys spending money, and that is to enjoy earning it.

Men are a good deal better collectively than they are individually. Many a man will do that privately which he will denounce in a crowd.

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

One of the most difficult things in the world is to convince a woman that even a bargain costs money.

Every man is a reformer until reform tramps on his toes.

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

Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him.

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

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

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

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

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

Good manners do more for a man that good looks.

A thief believes everybody steals.

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

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.

The greatest thing in the world is for a man to be able to do something well, and say nothing about 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.

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

Nearly every man is a coward, if confronted by the proper terror.

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.

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.

Most people put off till tomorrow that which they should have done yesterday.

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