William Dean Howells Quotes



Best 7 Other Quotes by William Dean Howells

“A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it's too late to let her know that he sees it.”

“He who sleeps in continual noise is wakened by silence.”

“If we like a man's dream, we call him a reformer; if we don't like his dream, we call him a crank.”

“Inequality is as dear to the American heart as liberty itself.”

“Some people stay longer in an hour than others can in a week.”

“What the American public wants in the theater is a tragedy with a happy ending.”

“Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters, never seen apart.”

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