A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from August 31, 2016
“The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in”

E. W. Howe (1853-1937), a newspaper columnist on the Atchison )KS) Globe, wrote in 1908:

“The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in.”

Howe’s aphorism has been frequently cited.


Wikipedia: E. W. Howe
Edgar Watson Howe (May 3, 1853 – October 3, 1937), 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.

Chronicling America
8 May 1908, Topeka (KS) State Journal, “Globe Sights,” pg. 4, col. 3:
[From the Atchison Globe.]
The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in.

11 May 1908, Flint (MI) Daily Journal, “Howe’s Observations,” pg. 4, col. 3:
The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in.

Google Books
Country Town Sayings:
A Collection of Paragraphs from the Atchison Globe

By Edgar Watson Howe
Topeka, KS: Crane & Company
1911
Pg. 58:
The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in.

Google Books
October 1958, Changing Times (The Kiplinger Magazine), pg. 21, col. 3:
The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in.
E. W. Howe

Google Books
20,000 Quips & Quotes
By Evan Esar
New York, NY: Barnes & Noble Books
1995, ©1968
Pg. 624:
The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in. — Ed Howe

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Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Wednesday, August 31, 2016 • Permalink