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Josh Billings quotes (36)

Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does.
Josh Billings   Category: Unsorted

Every man has his follies and often they are the most interesting thing he had got.
Josh Billings   Category: Interest

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
Josh Billings   Category: Argument

Its not only the most difficult thing to know ones self but the most inconvenient.
Josh Billings   Category: Most

It is better to know nothing than to know what aint so.
Josh Billings   Category: If

The more humble a man is before God the more he will be exalted; the more humble he is before man the more he will get rode roughshod.
Josh Billings   Category: Products

As scarce as truth is the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
Josh Billings   Category: Excess

Poverty is the step-mother of genius.
Josh Billings   Category: Potential

Always live within your income even if you have to borrow money to do so.
Josh Billings   Category: Borrow

There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.
Josh Billings   Category: Experience

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
Josh Billings   Category: Life

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

The worst sin towards our fellow creature is not to hate them but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.
Josh Billings   Category: Apathy

One of the rarest things that a man ever does is to do the best he can.
Josh Billings   Category: Man

Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally on one spot.
Josh Billings   Category: Laugh

The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
Josh Billings   Category: Machinery

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are and doing things as they ought to be done.
Josh Billings   Category: Common

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
Josh Billings   Category: Dog

The truly innocent are those who not only are guiltless themselves but who think others are.
Josh Billings   Category: Action

Consider the postage stamp my son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
Josh Billings   Category: Ability

Flattery is like cologne water to be smelt of not swallowed.
Josh Billings   Category: Flattery

About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
Josh Billings   Category: Plagiarism

To bring up a child in the way he should go travel that way yourself once in a while.
Josh Billings   Category: Children

If it wasnt for faith there would be no living in this world; we couldnt even eat hash with any safety.
Josh Billings   Category: Faith

Solitude: A good place to visit but a poor place to stay.
Josh Billings   Category: Solitude

Advice is like castor oil easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take.
Josh Billings   Category: Advice

Love looks through a telescope; envy through a microscope.
Josh Billings   Category: Envy

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
Josh Billings   Category: Forgive

The best time to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.
Josh Billings   Category: Tongue

There's a great power in words if you don't hitch too many of them together.
Josh Billings   Category: Breeding

One-half the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.
Josh Billings   Category: No

Words are often seen hunting for an idea but ideas are never seen hunting for words.
Josh Billings   Category: Idea

Don't take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail; then you can let go when you want to.
Josh Billings   Category: Cause

The best way to convince a fool he is wrong is to let him have his way.
Josh Billings   Category: Fool

If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself.
Josh Billings   Category: Perfection

Ive never known a person to live to be one hundred and be remarkable for anything else.
Josh Billings   Category: Age