American Author, Journalist, Novelist, Newspaper and Magazine Editor, Editorialist known for his magazine, E.W. Howe's Monthly
"I take them to be the only rich man that lives upon what he has, owes nothing, and is contented; for there is no determinate sum of money, nor quantity of estate, that can denote a man rich, since no man is truly rich that has not so much as perfectly satiates his desire of having more; for the desire of more is want, and want is poverty."
"Man is still a savage to the extent that he has little respect for anything that cannot hurt him."
"No man ever knows the few joys of living without some sort of success to his credit. Of all the games worth a candle, success is first. The greatest punishment is to be despised by your neighbors, the world and members of your family."
"The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect great appreciation, and then fail to get it."
"No man is smart except by comparison with other who know less; the smartest man who ever lived has reason to be ashamed of himself."
"There is nothing so well known as that we should not expect something for nothing - but we all do and call it Hope."
"When a man succeeds, he does it in spite of everybody, not with the assistance of everybody."
"When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have."