A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother's love.

-Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Favoritism manifests itself in all departments of government, public and private. It is the harder to avoid, because it is so natural.

Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Women forgive injuries, but never forget slights.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton

People have no right to make fools of themselves, unless they have no relations to blush for them.

Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Women will sometimes confess their sins, but I never knew one to confess her faults.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton

If you have a thrust to make at your friend's expense, do it gracefully, it is all the more effective. Some one says the reproach that is delivered with hat in hand is the most telling.

Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Lawyers are like spiders, they've eat up all the flies, and I guess they'll have to eat each other soon.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive. Thomas Chandler Halibu

Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Give me a chance, says Stupid, and I will show you. Ten to one he has had his chance already, and neglected it.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Look not to a woman's head for her brains, but rather to her heart.

Thomas Chandler Haliburton
The bee, though it finds every rose has a thorn, comes back loaded with honey from his rambles; and why should not other tourists do the same?