-Living up to ideals is like doing everyday work with your Sunday clothes on.
-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.
-A poem is no place for an idea.
-Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
-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.
Edgar Watson Howe (E.W. Howe)