Zitat des Tages von E. W. Howe:
None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.
A theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person.
There is nothing so well known as that we should not expect something for nothing - but we all do and call it Hope.
A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.
The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.
Farmers only worry during the growing season, but townspeople worry all the time.
A thief believes everybody steals.
Fishing seems to be the favorite form of loafing.
Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives, and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist.
The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in.
If a man has money, it is usually a sign, too, that he knows how to take care of it; don't imagine his money is easy to get simply because he has plenty of it.
If a woman doesn't chase a man a little, she doesn't love him.
A woman who can't forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.
No man would listen to you talk if he didn't know it was his turn next.
A man will do more for his stubbornness than for his religion or his country.
A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him.
When a man is trying to sell you something, don't imagine that he is polite all the time.
There is always a type of man who says he loves his fellow men, and expects to make a living at it.
The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.
The most destructive criticism is indifference.
Marriage is a good deal like a circus: there is not as much in it as is represented in the advertising.
The greatest humiliation in life, is to work hard on something from which you expect great appreciation, and then fail to get it.
When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have.
When a man has no reason to trust himself, he trusts in luck.
Living up to ideals is like doing everyday work with your Sunday clothes on.
Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom; wait until they have been married longer.
Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.
You needn't love your enemy, but if you refrain from telling lies about him, you are doing well enough.
Men have as exaggerated an idea of their rights as women have of their wrongs.
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.
The average man's judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it.
It is hard to convince a high-school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry.
The feeling of sleepiness when you are not in bed, and can't get there, is the meanest feeling in the world.
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.