Josh Billings Quotes (58 quotations)

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1. A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. - Josh Billings

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

3. Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight. - Josh Billings

4. Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take. - Josh Billings

5. As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand. - Josh Billings

6. Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there. - Josh Billings

7. Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius. - Josh Billings

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

9. Confess your sins to the Lord and you will be forgiven; confess them to man and you will be laughed at. - Josh Billings

10. Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. - Josh Billings

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

12. Economy is a savings-bank, into which men drop pennies, and get dollars in return. - Josh Billings

13. Every man has his follies - and often they are the most interesting thing he has got. - Josh Billings

14. Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt of, not swallowed. - Josh Billings

15. Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense. - Josh Billings

16. Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread. - Josh Billings

17. I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am most certain of the first time. - Josh Billings

18. I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry. - Josh Billings

19. If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself. - Josh Billings

20. If it wasn't for faith, there would be no living in this world; we couldn't even eat hash with any safety. - Josh Billings

21. If there was no faith there would be no living in this world. We couldn't even eat hash with safety. - Josh Billings

22. If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time. - Josh Billings

23. It is much easier to repent of sins that we have committed than to repent of those that we intend to commit. - Josh Billings

24. It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash. - Josh Billings

25. It may be risky to marry for love, but it's so honest that the Lord just has to smile on it. - Josh Billings

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