Edgar Watson Howe

Edgar Watson Howe
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Edgar Watson Howe, sometimes referred to as E. W. Howe, was an American novelist and newspaper and magazine editor in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was perhaps best known for his magazine, E.W. Howe's Monthly. Howe was well traveled and known for his sharp wit in his editorials.

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Half the promises people say were never kept, were never made. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
How the Russian revolutionists loved each other before they had anything to divide! Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
Politics is a profession as certainly as base ball.... The only difference is that base ball is on the square; no base ball hero claims he is working in the interest of the crowd in the bleachers. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Saving souls was once the most popular work; but now saving the country takes the lead. Nationalism & Treason ;Citizenship & Patriotism
That the politicians are permitted to carry on the same old disgraceful campaign from year to year is as insulting to the people as would be a gang of thieves coming back to a town they had robbed, staging a parade, and inviting the citizens to fall in and cheer. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
The government is mainly an expensive organization to regulate evildoers, and tax those who behave; government does little for fairly respectable people except annoy them. Management & Managing Government
The man who first called us the Common People was nearly right. Citizenship & Patriotism
The mission of parties is to keep the people divided into factions, that they may be unable to do anything for themselves. Political Parties & Machines
The pen is not mightier than the sword; and mightier than either, and more necessary, is the hoe.
The people are always worsted in an election. Voters, Voting & Elections
The people have every right they are entitled to, for the reason that they have all they can get. Power
When a man once gets a start holding office, it is nearly always necessary to finally choke him off. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising

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