Be inspired by these Josh Billings quotes. Josh Billings was the pen
name for Henry Wheeler Shaw. While written many years ago
contain words of wisdom that apply today.
In the mid 1800's he started to write humorous sketches
and a down to earth philosophies. He soon became a popular
lecturer. His writings reflected his philosophies and he linked them to
everyday life in a humorous way.
"Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there."
Josh Billings Funny Quotes |
Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
Josh Billings Common Sense |
As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
Josh Billings Honesty |
Laughing is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it
principally in one spot.
Josh Billings Good |
Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves.
Josh Billings Knowledge |
In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.
Josh Billings Age |
One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is
to beat him at politeness.
Josh Billings Kindness |
It is the little bits of things that fret and worry us;
we can dodge a elephant, but we can't dodge a fly.
Josh Billings Worry |
There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
Josh Billings Forgiveness |
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
Josh Billings Communication |
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
Josh Billings Graduation Quotes |
One-half the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly
and not saying no soon enough.
Josh Billings Quotes about Life |
The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his
Josh Billings Fate |
There's lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching
their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.
Josh Billings Health |
The time to pray is not when we are in a tight spot but just as soon
as we get out of it.
Josh Billings Prayer |
Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go.
Time Quotes |
Experience is a grindstone; and it is lucky for us, if we can get brightened by it, and not ground.
Don't mistake pleasure for happiness. They are a different breed of dogs.