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Josh Billings – 43 Quotes

 

43 Quotes by Josh Billings

 

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.

– Josh Billings


Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has.

– Josh Billings


Genius ain’t anything more than elegant common sense.

– Josh Billings


It ain’t often that a man’s reputation outlasts his money.

– Josh Billings


Love looks through a telescope envy, through a microscope.

– Josh Billings


Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed.

– Josh Billings


Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves.

– Josh Billings


Men mourn for what they have lost women for what they ain’t got.

– Josh Billings


The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.

– Josh Billings


Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the wag of his tail.

– Josh Billings


One of the rarest things that a man ever does, is to do the best he can.

– Josh Billings


There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.

– Josh Billings


As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.

– Josh Billings


A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug.

– Josh Billings


Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.

– Josh Billings


A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.

– Josh Billings


There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.

– Josh Billings


There’s a great power in words, if you don’t hitch too many of them together.

– Josh Billings


The thinner the ice, the more anxious is everyone to see whether it will bear.

– Josh Billings


Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go.

– Josh Billings


The best medicine I know for rheumatism is to thank the Lord that it ain’t gout.

– Josh Billings


The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.

– Josh Billings


Every man has his follies – and often they are the most interesting thing he has got.

– Josh Billings


Most people repent their sins by thanking God they ain’t so wicked as their neighbors.

– Josh Billings


There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.

– Josh Billings


To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.

– Josh Billings


There are two kinds of fools: those who can’t change their opinions and those who won’t.

– Josh Billings


Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.

– Josh Billings


As a general thing, when a woman wears the pants in a family, she has a good right to them.

– Josh Billings


Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place.

– Josh Billings


Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can’t help but smile on it.

– Josh Billings


The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.

– Josh Billings


I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry.

– Josh Billings


There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that they can’t tell the truth without lying.

– Josh Billings


The man whose only pleasure in life is making money, weighs less on the moral scale than an angleworm.

– Josh Billings


About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.

– Josh Billings


If there was no faith there would be no living in this world. We could not even eat hash with any safety.

– Josh Billings


One of the best temporary cures for pride and affectation is seasickness a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs.

– Josh Billings


There’s a lot of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven’t the time to enjoy it.

– Josh Billings


I haven’t got as much money as some folks, but I’ve got as much impudence as any of them, and that’s the next thing to money.

– Josh Billings


Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain’t lawful tender for a loaf of bread.

– Josh Billings


If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time.

– Josh Billings


It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash.

– Josh Billings


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