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52 E. W. Howe Quotes On Humiliation And Life

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.

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

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

A thief believes everybody steals.

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.

A boy doesn’t have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn’t like pie when he sees there isn’t enough to go around.

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

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

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

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

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

Half the time men think they are talking business, they are wasting time.

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

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

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

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.

When you are in trouble, people who call to sympathize are really looking for the particulars.

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.

There is nothing so well known as that we should not expect something for nothing – but we all do and call it Hope

The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win.

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

Fishing seems to be the favorite form of loafing.

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

When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have.

You needn’t love your enemy, but if you refrain from telling lies about him, you are doing well enough.

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

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

None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.

Everyone suffers wrongs for which there is no remedy.

When a man is trying to sell you something, don’t imagine that he is polite all the time.

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

If a woman doesn’t chase a man a little, she doesn’t love him.

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

What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.

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

No man would listen to you talk if he didn’t know it was his turn next.

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

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

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

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

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

There is always a type of man who says he loves his fellow men, and expects to make a living at it.

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

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

Don’t abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.

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

It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.

The worst feeling in the world is the homesickness that comes over a man occasionally when he is at home.

The modest person is usually admired, if people ever hear of them

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