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

A college education shows a man how devilish little other people know.

An artist has more than two eyes, that's a fact.

Cold enough to freeze the hair off a dog's back.

A college education shows a man how little other people know.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.

A coxcomb is four-fifths affectation and one-fifth vanity.

Anything that gives power to the masses will please the masses.

Conversation is more than half the time a refuge from thought or a blind to conceal it.

A feller with one idea grows rich, while he who calls him a fool dies poor.

As soon as a woman begins to dress "loud," her manners and conversation partake of the same element.

Death and taxes are inevitable.

A knowledge of God is the foundation of all wisdom.

Avarice fills its purse at the expense of its belly.

Don't stand shivering upon the bank; plunge in at once and have it over.

Innocence is always unsuspicious.

Mankind lives on promises.

Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive.

No man is rich whose expenditures exceed his means; and no one is poor whose incomings exceed his outgoings.

Punctuality is the soul of business.

Self-possession is the backbone of authority.

When a man is wrong and won't admit is, he always gets angry.

A temperate anger has virtue in it.

Whenever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.

A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy - the smile that accepts a lover afore words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first-born baby.

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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