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E. W. Howe
(3 May 1853 - 3 Oct 1937)

American novelist and editor who published a magazine, E.W. Howe’s Monthly.

Science Quotes by E. W. Howe (7 quotes)

A fool will not only pay for a “cure” that does him no good, but will write a testimonial to the effect that he was cured.
— E. W. Howe
In Sinner Sermons: A Selection of the Best Paragraphs of E. W. Howe (1926), 33.
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A good scare is worth more to a man than advice.
— E. W. Howe
Seen, for example, in Edgar Watson Howe, Country Town Sayings: A Collection of Paragraphs From the Atchison Globe (1911), 141. It is not made clear in the book, whether Howe originated this, or collected it as a saying.
Science quotes on:  |  Advice (40)  |  Good (345)  |  Scare (6)  |  Worth (99)

A school teacher probably never enjoys anything she reads, she is so intently looking for errors.
— E. W. Howe
In Sinner Sermons: A Selection of the Best Paragraphs of E. W. Howe (1926), 38.
Science quotes on:  |  Enjoy (39)  |  Error (277)  |  Looking (26)  |  Read (145)  |  School (119)  |  Teacher (120)

An old saying is “A penny for your thoughts.” The offer is not high enough: some thoughts would not be confessed for a million dollars.
— E. W. Howe
In Sinner Sermons: A Selection of the Best Paragraphs of E. W. Howe (1926), 49.
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Probably the simple facts about health are that all of us form bad dietary habits when we have young stomachs, and continue in them when our stomachs show the natural wear of long use. Stomachs weaken, as do eyes; but we cannot buy spectacles for our stomachs.
— E. W. Howe
In Sinner Sermons: A Selection of the Best Paragraphs of E. W. Howe (1926), 12.
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Water at command, by turning a tap and paying a tax, is more convenient than carrying it from a free spring.
— E. W. Howe
In Sinner Sermons: A Selection of the Best Paragraphs of E. W. Howe (1926), 49.
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What is common sense? That which attracts the least opposition: that which brings most agreeable and worthy results
— E. W. Howe
In Sinner Sermons: A Selection of the Best Paragraphs of E. W. Howe (1926), 44.
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