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Josh Billings
Josh Billings
(1818 - 1885)
American humorist.
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Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist - it reduces him to his fighting weight.
- Josh Billings | Adversity Quotes
When a man comes to me for advice, I find out the kind of advice he wants, and I give it to him.
- Josh Billings | Advice Quotes
The happiest time in any man's life is when he is in red-hot pursuit of a dollar with a reasonable prospect of overtaking it.
- Josh Billings | Capitalism Quotes
Every man has his follies - and often they are the most interesting things he has got.
As a general thing, when a woman wears the pants in a family, she has a good right to them.
- Josh Billings | Family and Ancestry Quotes
Nature never makes any blunders; when she makes a fool she means it.
Pity costs nothin' and ain't worth nothin'.
- Josh Billings | Goodness and Giving Quotes
Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over, and showing it principally in one spot.
- Josh Billings | Humour and Humorists Quotes
The trouble ain't that people are ignorant: it's that they know so much that ain't so.
- Josh Billings | Ignorance Quotes
The truly innocent are those who not only are guiltless themselves, but who think others are.
- Josh Billings | Innocence Quotes
My advice to those who are about to begin, in earnest, the journey of life, is to take their heart in one hand and a club in the other.
- Josh Billings | Life Quotes
Most men would rather be charged with malice than with making a blunder.
To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.
- Josh Billings | Parenthood Quotes
There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that they can't tell the truth without lying.
- Josh Billings | Quips and Comments Quotes
It is a very delicate job to forgive a man, without lowering him in his estimation, and yours too.
It is not only the most difficult thing to know oneself, but the most inconvenient one, too.
When a man gets talking about himself, he seldom fails to be eloquent and often reaches the sublime.
As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
- Josh Billings | Truth Quotes
Don't mistake pleasures for happiness. They are a different breed of dog.
- Josh Billings | Happiness Quotes
If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her nose all the time.
- Josh Billings | Happiness Quotes
There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
- Josh Billings | Forgiveness Quotes
Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight.
- Josh Billings | Forgiveness Quotes
It ain't so much trouble to get rich as it is to tell when we have got rich.
- Josh Billings | Forgiveness Quotes
Pity costs nothing and ain't worth nothing.
- Josh Billings | Helping Other People Quotes
If it wasn't for faith, there would be no living in this world; we couldn't even eat hash with any safety.
- Josh Billings | Faith and Unity Quotes
Faith is the soul riding at anchor.
- Josh Billings | Faith and Unity Quotes
It is not only the most difficult thing to know oneself, but the most inconvenient, too.
- Josh Billings | Self-Knowledge Quotes
Debt is a trap which man sets and baits himself, and then deliberately gets into.
- Josh Billings | Self-Reliance Quotes
Debt is a trap which man sets and baits himself, and then deliberately gets into.
- Josh Billings | Positive Quotes
There are people who are always anticipating trouble, and in this way they manage to enjoy many sorrows that never really happen.
- Josh Billings | Worry Quotes
It is the little things that fret and worry us; you can dodge an elephant, but not a fly.
- Josh Billings | Worry Quotes
Be like a postage stamp-stick to one thing until you get there.
- Josh Billings | Perseverance Quotes
It ain't no disgrace for a man to fall, but to lie there and grunt is.
Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you do hold well.
- Josh Billings | Events Quotes
Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it.
- Josh Billings | Companionship Quotes
Love looks through a telescope; envy through a microscope.
- Josh Billings | Life Quotes
A dog Is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
- Josh Billings | Peace Quotes
Money will buy a pretty good dog but it won't buy the wag of his tail.
- Josh Billings | Peace Quotes

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