Josh Billings Quotes
1818 - 1885
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."
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Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
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As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
Laughing is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it
principally in one spot.
Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves.
In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.
One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is
to beat him at politeness.
It is the little bits of things that fret and worry us;
we can dodge a elephant, but we can't dodge a fly.
There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
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One-half the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly
and not saying no soon enough.
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The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his
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.
The time to pray is not when we are in a tight spot but just as soon
as we get out of it.
Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go.
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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.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
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Laughter is the fireworks of the soul.
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