Josh Billings Quotes

1818 - 1885

While written many years ago these Josh Billings quotes still contain many words of wisdom that apply today. Josh Billings was born in Lanesboro, Mass, USA. His career started as a farmer, but he also worked as an explorer, coal miner, auctioneer and real estate dealer. 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 humurous way.

"Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there."
Josh Billings
Funny Quotes   |   Focus   |


Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
Josh Billings
Common Sense   |   Genius   |


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


Laughing is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one spot.
Josh Billings
Laughter   |   Good   |


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


In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.
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Age   |   Challenge   |


One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.
Josh Billings
Kindness   |   Opportunity   |


It is the little bits of things that fret and worry us; we can dodge a elephant, but we can't dodge a fly.
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Worry   |   Funny Quotes about Life   |


There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
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Forgiveness   |   Positive   |


Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
Josh Billings
Communication   |   Encouraging Quotes   |


Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
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Words of Encouragement   |   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   |   Decision   |


The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.
Josh Billings
Experience   |   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.
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Health   |   Quotes about being Happy   |


The time to pray is not when we are in a tight spot but just as soon as we get out of it.
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Prayer   |   Faith Quotes   |


Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go.
Josh Billings
Time Quotes   |   Attitude   |


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