William Howells

William Howells

American writer and critic
It's a curious thing, this thing we call civilization...we think it is an affair of epochs, and nations. It's really an affair of individuals. One brother will be civilized and the other a barbarian...All civilization comes through literature now, especially in our country. A Greek got his civilization by talking and looking, and in some measure a Parisian may still do it. But we, who live remote from history and monuments, we must read or we must barbarise.More William Howells quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You'll find as you grow older that you weren't born such a great while ago after all. The time shortens up.More William Howells quotes [08/31/2011 08:08:05]
I know, indeed, of nothing more subtly satisfying and cheering than a knowledge of the real good will and appreciation of others. Such happiness does not come with money, nor does it flow from fine physical state. It cannot be brought. But it is the keenest joy, after all; and the toiler's truest and best reward.More William Howells quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The wars come and go in blood and tears; but whether they are bad wars, or what are comically called good wars, they are of one effect in death and sorrow.More William Howells quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters, never seen apart. More William Howells quotes [08/31/2011 08:08:47]

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