In Europe life is histrionic and dramatized, and in America, except when it is trying to be European, it is direct and sincere.
Quote by William Dean Howells
William Dean Howells Quotes
Primitive societies without religion have never been found.
How is it the great pieces of good luck fall to us?
It is the still, small voice that the soul heeds, not the deafening blasts of...
Some people can stay longer in an hour than others can in a week.
Inequality is as dear to the American heart as liberty itself.
Inequality is as dear to the American heart as liberty itself
There will presently be no room in the world for things; it will be filled...
He who sleeps in continual noise is wakened by silence
An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.
A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it's too...
The secret of the man who is universally interesting is that he is universally interested.
He who sleeps in continual noise is wakened by silence.
Tomorrow I shall be sixty-nine, but I do not seem to care. I did not...
The mortality of all inanimate things is terrible to me, but that of books most...
The conqueror is regarded with awe; the wise man commands our respect; but it is...
The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number.
Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters, never seen apart.
We are creatures of the moment; we live from one little space to another, and...
What the American public wants in the theater is a tragedy with a happy ending.
If we like a man's dream, we call him a reformer; if we don't like...