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Edward W. Howe quotes (24)

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
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A theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person.
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A thief believes everybody steals.
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Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.
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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.
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If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
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If you don't learn to laugh at troubles, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old.
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Instead of loving your enemies - treat your friends a little better.
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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.
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Living up to ideals is like doing everyday work with your Sunday clothes on.
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Men have as exaggerated an idea of their rights as women have of their wrongs.
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No man would listen to you talk if he didn't know it was his turn next.
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No woman ever falls in love with a man unless she has a better opinion of him than he deserves.
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People are always neglecting something they can do in trying to do something they can't do.
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Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.
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Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives, and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist.
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The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.
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There is always a type of man who says he loves his fellow men, and expects to make a living at it.
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There is nothing so well known as that we should not expect something for nothing - but we all do and call it Hope.
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What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.
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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.
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When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have.
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When you are in trouble, people who call to sympathize are really looking for the particulars.
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You needn't love your enemy, but if you refrain from telling lies about him, you are doing well enough.
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