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

Rich gals and handsome gals are seldom good for nothin' else but their cash or their looks.

The great secret of life is to learn to earn one's bread.

One of the old philosophers says that it is the part of wisdom to sometimes seem a fool; but in our day there are too many ready-made ones to render this a desirable policy.

Sarve the public nine hundred and ninety-nine times, and the thousandth, if they don't agree with you, they desart and abuse you.

The greater the sinner the greater the saint.

Over-confidence is as evil as undue anxiety.

See what an empire is here, surely the best in climate, soil, mineral, and other productions in the world, and peopled by such a race, as no other country under heaven can produce. No, Sir, here are the bundle of sticks; all they want is to be united.

The happiness of every country depends upon the character of its people, rather than the form of its government.

He drank like a fish.

I want you to see Peel, Stanley, Graham, Sheil, Russell, Macaulay, Old Joe, and soon. They are all upper-crust here.

It is done by a knowledge of soft sawder and human natur.

Matrimony likes contrasts; friendship seeks its own counterparts

He marched up and down afore the street door like a peacock, as large as life and twice as natural.

I was plaguy apt to talk turkey.

It is easier to make an infidel than a convert.

Maxims are deductions ready drawn.

He who sports compliments, unless he takes good aim, may miss his mark, and be wounded by the recoil of his own weapon.

I'd a made him make tracks.

It is easier to make money than to save it; one is exertion, the other self-denial.

Modesty is brought forward and made way for. Assumption has the door shut in its face.

Hear one side, and you will be in the dark; hear both sides, and all will be clear.

If a bear comes after you, Sam, you must be up and doin' or it's a gone goose with you.

It was a little bit arter daylight down, rainin' cats and dogs.

Money is a necessity; so is dirt.

Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.

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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