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    Edgar Watson Howe Quotes

    American journalist

    Quotes by Edgar Watson Howe

    • Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.
    • Express a mean opinion of yourself occasionally; it will show your friends that you know how to tell the truth.
    • If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old.
    • Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.
    • Men have as exaggerated an idea of their rights as women have of their wrongs.
    • Most people have seen worse things in private than they pretend to be shocked at in public.
    • When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is any thing you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
    • Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him.
      'Country Town Sayings,' 1911
    • A poem is no place for an idea.
      Country Town Sayings, 1911
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