Edgar Watson Howe
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 anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old.
Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him.
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.
Half the time men think they are talking business, they are wasting time.
Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist.
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.
A poem is no place for an idea.
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.