Literary Birthday – 3 May – E. W. Howe


E. W. Howe was born 3 May 1853 and died 3 October 1937

Nine Quotes

  1. One of the surprising things in this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself.
  2. The most destructive criticism is indifference.
  3. When men are not regretting that life is so short, they are doing something to kill time.
  4. 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.
  5. Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing but nobody else does.
  6. Instead of loving your enemies – treat your friends a little better.
  7. The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in.
  8. If your faith is opposed to experience, to human learning and investigation, it is not worth the breath used in giving it expression.
  9. 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.

Edgar Watson 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’s most famous novel is Story of a Country Town.

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 by Amanda Patterson