Facts about William Dean Howells

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William Dean Howells was a famous Author from USA, who lived between March 1, 1837 and May 11, 1920. He/she became 83 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 21 quotes who is written / told by William.

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Famous quotes by William Dean Howells (21)


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"He who sleeps in continual noise is wakened by silence"
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"We are creatures of the moment; we live from one little space to another, and only one interest at a time fills these"
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"There will presently be no room in the world for things; it will be filled up with the advertisements of things"
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"How is it the great pieces of good luck fall to us?"
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"Tomorrow I shall be sixty-nine, but I do not seem to care. I did not start the affair, and I have not been consulted about it at any step"
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"What the American public wants in the theater is a tragedy with a happy ending"
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"The book which you read from a sense of duty, or because for any reason you must, does not commonly make friends with you"
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"The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number"
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"In Europe life is histrionic and dramatized, and in America, except when it is trying to be European, it is direct and sincere"
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"Primitive societies without religion have never been found"
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"Is it worth while to observe that there are no Venetian blinds in Venice?"
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"Inequality is as dear to the American heart as liberty itself"
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"A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it's too late to let her know that he sees it"
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"Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters, never seen apart"
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"If we like a man's dream, we call him a reformer; if we don't like his dream, we call him a crank"
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"Some people can stay longer in an hour than others can in a week"
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"You'll find as you grow older that you weren't born such a great while ago after all. The time shortens up"
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"The secret of the man who is universally interesting is that he is universally interested"
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"The mortality of all inanimate things is terrible to me, but that of books most of all"
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"The conqueror is regarded with awe; the wise man commands our respect; but it is only the benevolent man that wins our affection"
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"It is the still, small voice that the soul heeds, not the deafening blasts of doom"


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