Author: Edgar Watson Howe

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

When a man says money can do anything… he hasn't got any.

(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

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

(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

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

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

(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

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

A woman might as well propose: her husband will claim she did.

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

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

(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

A poem is no place for an idea.

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

To be an ideal guest, stay at home.

(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

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

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

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