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

If you think to run a rig on me, you have barked up the wrong tree.

Let the dead be, we don't often inherit their talents or their money; and if we did, why should we be answerable for their follies?

I don't like agitation, even for a good object.

If you want to know how to value home, you should go abroad for a while among strangers.

Life ain't all beer and skittles.

Fiddling and dancing, and serving the devil.

I guess I warn't born yesterday.

I'm a sort of Jack of all trades and master of none.

Life is a chart as well as a coast, and a little care will keep you clear of rocks, reefs, and sandbars.

Figures are the representatives of numbers, and not things.

I have some wrinkles on my horn, for I warn't born yesterday

Impossible desires are the height of unreason.

Look not to a woman's head for her brains, but rather to her heart.

Give and take, live and let live, that's the word.

I knew humility was the dress coat of pride.

Innocence is not suspicious, but guilt is always ready to turn informer.

Loud-dressing men and women have also loud characters.

Government, both in theory and practice, resides with the people.

I like to let every feller grind his own axe.

It is as old as the creation, and yet as young and fresh as ever. It pre-existed, still exists, and always will exist. Depend upon it, Eve learned it in Paradise, and was taught its beauties, virtues, and varieties by an angel, there is something so transcendent in it.

Make a farmer of him, and you will have the satisfaction of seeing him an honest, an independent, and a respectable member of society; more honest than traders, more independent than professional men, and more respectable than either.

Happiness is rather a negative than a positive term in this world, and consists more in the absence of some things than in the presence of others.

I put my clothes on as quick as a wink.

It is authors of silly books, editors of silly papers, and demagogues of silly parties that keep us apart.

Many a feller looks fat, who is only swelled.

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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