41 Top-Notch Thomas Chandler Haliburton Quotes

Thomas Chandler Haliburton was a Nova Scotian politician and author that played a significant role in the history of Nova Scotia before its entry into Confederation. An Internationally best selling author, many works were produced by Haliburton that make a long term difference. Here are some of the most notable Thomas Chandler Haliburton quotes ever recorded.

“A brave man is sometimes a desperado: a bully is always a coward.”

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

“A man is never astonished that he doesn’t know what another does, but he is surprised at the gross ignorance of the other in not knowing what he does.”

“A temperate anger has virtue in it.”

“A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother’s love.”

“Absurdities die of self-strangulation.”

“Be it remembered that we command nature, as it were, by obeying nature’s laws; so the woman who would control her husband does so through obedience.”

“Circumstances alter cases.”

“Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.”

“Death and taxes are inevitable.”

“Every man’s religion is his own, and nobody else’s business.”

“Every woman is wrong until she cries, and then she is right – instantly.”

“Fact is stranger than fiction.”

“Failures to heroic minds are the stepping stones to success.”

“Fastidiousness is the envelope of indelicacy.”

“Favoritism manifests itself in all departments of government, public and private. It is the harder to avoid, because it is so natural.”

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

“Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend, not the man for your banker, though he may do for a traveling companion.”

“I have learnt a good deal from my own talk.”

“If you have a thrust to make at your friend’s expense, do it gracefully, it is all the more effective. Some one says the reproach that is delivered with hat in hand is the most telling.”

“It is easier to make money than to save it. One is exertion, the other, self-denial.”

“Just what part of meow don’t you understand?”

“Loud-dressing men and women have also loud characters.”

“Money is a necessity; so is dirt.”

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

“No one is rich whose expenditures exceed his means, and no one is poor whose incomings exceed his outgoings.”

“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.”

“Over-confidence is as evil as undue anxiety.”

“Punctuality is the sole of business.”

“The bee, though it finds every rose has a thorn, comes back loaded with honey from his rambles; and why should not other tourists do the same?”

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

“The memory of past favors is like a rainbow, bright, vivid, and beautiful; but it soon fades away. The in memory of injuries is engraved on the heart, and remains forever.”

“The suspicious parent makes an artful child.”

“There is music wherever there is harmony, order, or proportion.”

“There is nothing like fun, is there? I haven’t any myself, but I do like it in others.”

“To carry care to bed is to sleep with a pack on your back.”

“When a man is wrong and won’t admit is, he always gets angry.”

“Wherever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience.”

“Wise men, like wine, are best when old; pretty women, like bread, are best when young.”

“Wishes, like castles in the air, are inexpensive and not taxable.”

“Women will sometimes confess their sins, but I never knew one to confess her faults.”

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