Author: Edgar Watson Howe

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

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

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

A poem is no place for an idea.

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People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

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

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

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

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

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

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Modesty: The gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.

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

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

A woman is as old as she looks before breakfast.

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

If you want to know how old a woman is, ask her sister-in-law.

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

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

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

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

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor
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