Thomas Haliburton, fully Thomas Chandler Haliburton, pseudonym "Sam Slick"

Thomas
Haliburton, fully Thomas Chandler Haliburton, pseudonym "Sam Slick"
1796
1865

Canadian Politician, Judge and Author known for his humorist sketches and essays

Author Quotes

Why does a Judge's charge have more influence than an Attorney's speech? Because he belongs to no side.

Your jokes hit, and hit pretty hard, too. They make a man think as well as laugh.

There is music wherever there is harmony, order, or proportion.

To handle a ship you must know all the ropes.

Wise men, like wine, are best when old; pretty women, like bread, are best when young.

There is no field for ambition, no room for the exercise of distinguished talent in the provinces.

To the Nova Scotian, the province is his native place, but North America is his country. The colony may become his home when the provinces become a nation. - It will then have a name, the inhabitants will become a people, and the people have a country and a home. Until that period it would seem as if they were merely comers and goers.

Wishes, like castles in the air, are inexpensive and not taxable.

The misfortun' is, we are all apt to think Scriptur' intended for our neighbors, and not for ourselves.

There is roguery in all trades but our own.

Vanity is not half a bad principle, if it will but stick to legitimate business.

Women forgive injuries, but never forget slights.

Praise to the face is open disgrace.

Support what is right, oppose what is wrong; what you think, speak; try to satisfy yourself, and not others; and if you are not popular, you will at least be respected; popularity lasts but a day, respect will descend as a heritage to your children.

Mules and human jackasses are proverbially stubborn.

Presents of money injure both the giver and receiver, and destroy the equilibrium of friendship, and diminish independence and self-respect.

Suppose we take the rule about the press. Be free, but not personal; free, but decent; free, but not treasonable to each other; free, but not licentious.

My rule is to let everyone skin his own foxes.

Preserve the balance of the constitution for your life.

That which made Amsterdam ought to make Halifax.

Natur' is natur' wherever you find it.

Pretty is as pretty does.

The bee, though it finds every rose has a thorn, comes back loaded with honey from his rambles; and why should not other tourists do the same?

Nature's bank-dividends.

Pride and temper is almost always at the bottom of schism, you will find.

Author Picture
First Name
Thomas
Last Name
Haliburton, fully Thomas Chandler Haliburton, pseudonym "Sam Slick"
Birth Date
1796
Death Date
1865
Bio

Canadian Politician, Judge and Author known for his humorist sketches and essays