Edgar Watson Howe

Edgar Watson Howe (May 3, 1853 - October 3, 1937), sometimes referred to as E. W. Howe, was an American novelist and newspaper and magazine editor in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was perhaps best known for his magazine, E.W. Howe's Monthly. Howe was well traveled and known for his sharp wit in his editorials

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Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him.
Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.
Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.
Even if a farmer intends to loaf, he gets up in time to get an early start.
Express a mean opinion of yourself occasionally; it will show your friends that you know how to tell the truth.
Half the promises people say were never kept, were never made.
Half the time men think they are talking business, they are wasting time.
I express many absurd opinions, but I am not the first man to do it American freedom consists largely in talking nonsense.
If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old.
Instead of loving your enemies -- treat your friends a little better.
Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.
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.
Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.
Most people have seen worse things in private than they pretend to be shocked at in public.
One has fear in front of a goat, in back of a mule, and on every side of a fool.
Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist.
The average man's judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it.
The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.
The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win.
What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.
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.
When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had and never will have.

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