Canadian Politician, Judge and Author known for his humorist sketches and essays
"This was my first lesson, that squeamishness and indelicacy are often found united; in short, that in manners, as in other things, extremes meet."
"To claim superiority is to attempt to pass another on the road, and compel him to take the dust."
"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."
"We can do without any article of luxury we have never had; but when once obtained, it is not in human natur to surrender it voluntarily."
"We have an old sayin - Only what I drink is mine'. Canadian humorist, 1853, Sam Slick's Wise Saws, Chapter 23"
"When the Spring comes, and the fields are dry enough to be sowed, they all have to be plowed, cause fall rains wash the lands too much for fall ploughin. Well the ploughs have to be mended and sharpened, cause what's the use of doin that afore its wanted."
"Why does a Judge's charge have more influence than an Attorney's speech? Because he belongs to no side."
"Women, in a general way, don't look like the same critters when they are spliced, that they do before; matrimony, like sugar and water, has a natural affinity for, and tendency to acidity."
"You may stop a man's mouth by a crammin' a book down his throat, but you won't convince him."