Who is Henry Wheeler Shaw?

  • (noun): United States humorist who wrote about rural life (1818-1885).
    Synonyms: Shaw, Josh Billings

Famous quotes containing the words wheeler shaw, shaw, henry and/or wheeler:

    The wheel that squeaks the loudest
    Is the one that gets the grease.
    Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw] (1818–1885)

    God made a woman equal to a man, but He did not make a woman equal to a woman and a man. We usually try to do the work of a man and of a woman too; then we break down ...
    —Anna Howard Shaw (1847–1919)

    If the twentieth century is to be better than the nineteenth, it will be because there are among us men who walk in Priestley’s footsteps....To all eternity, the sum of truth and right will have been increased by their means; to all eternity, falsehoods and injustice will be the weaker because they have lived.
    —Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)

    Feast, and your halls are crowded;
    Fast, and the world goes by.
    —Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855–1919)