Author: Edgar Watson Howe

Even if a farmer intends to loaf, he gets up in time to get an early start.

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

About all some men accomplish in life is to send a son to Harvard.

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

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

(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

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

A poem is no place for an idea.

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

One has fear in front of a goat, in back of a mule, and on every side of a fool.

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

To avoid mistakes and regrets, always consult your wife before engaging in a flirtation.

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

No man's credit is as good as his money.

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