Who is Josh Billings ?
Josh Billings was the pen name of humorist born Henry Wheeler Shaw. He was perhaps the second most famous humor writer and lecturer in the United States in the second half of the 19th century after Mark Twain, although his reputation has not fared so well with later generations.
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Don't mistake pleasure for happiness. They are a different breed of dogs.
There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that they can't tell the truth without lying.
way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his way.
A dog is the only creature on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
Some folks are wise and some otherwise.
Most people when they come to
you for advice, come to have their own opinions strengthened, not corrected.
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A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
A good place to visit, but a poor place to stay.
There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
Pity cost nothing and ain't worth nothing.
I have never known a person to live to be one hundred and be remarkable for anything else.
About Josh Billings
Quotes 112 sayings Nationality American Profession Comedian Birthday April 21, 1818
Experience is a school where a man learns what a big fool he has been.
It is a statistical fact that the wicked work harder to reach hell than the righteous do to enter heaven.
One of the rarest things that a man ever does, is to do the best he can.
I honestly believe it is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so.
Woman's influence is powerful, especially when she wants something.
A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates.
There's lots of people who spend so much time watching their health, they haven't got time to enjoy it.
It's not only the most difficult thing to know one's self, but the most inconvenient.
The trouble with people is not that they dont know but that they know so much that aint so.
As scarce as truth is, the supply has always
been in excess of the demand.
It is much easier to repent of sins that we have committed than to repent of those that we intend to commit.
There are two kinds of fools: those who can't change their opinions and those who won t.
If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself.
In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.
There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together.
If there was no faith there would be no living in this world. We could not even eat
hash with any safety.
Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn't be any fun living in it, or profit.
Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go.
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
Never work before breakfast. If you have to work before breakfast, get your breakfast first.
Most people repent their sins by thanking God they ain't so wicked as their neighbors.
To bring up a child in the way he should go -- travel that way yourself.
Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.
Don't take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail; then you can let go when you want to.
Music hath the charm to soothe a savage beast, but I'd try a revolver first.
There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.
Never run into debt, not if you can find anything else to run into.
Always live within your income, even if you have to borrow money to do so.
Men mourn for what they have lost; women for what they ain't got.
Remember the poor, it costs nothing.
There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.
Advice is like castor oil, easy to give, but dreadful to take.
I am a poor man, but I have this consolation: I am poor by accident, not by design.
Old maids sweeten their tea with scandal.
It is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so.
I don't care how much a person talks, if they only say it in a few words.
Love is said to be blind, but I know some fellows in love who can see twice as much in their sweethearts as I do.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.