Josh Billings Quotes

1818 - 1885

Josh Billings


Be inspired by these Josh Billings quotes. Josh Billings was the pen name for Henry Wheeler Shaw. While written many years ago these quotes 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
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
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
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 own way.
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. Josh Billings
Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go.
Josh Billings
Time Quotes   |  


Experience is a grindstone; and it is lucky for us, if we can get brightened by it, and not ground.
Josh Billings
Experience   |  


Don't mistake pleasure for happiness. They are a different breed of dogs.
Josh Billings
Happiness   |  


A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
Josh Billings
Funny Quotes about Life   |  


Laughter is the fireworks of the soul. Josh Billings
Laughter is the fireworks of the soul.
Josh Billings
Laughter   |  

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