Laughter is the fireworks of the soul.

— Josh Billings

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A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.

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Don't mistake pleasure for happiness. They are a different breed of dogs.

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Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.

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Josh Billings quote A dog is the only creature on earth that

A dog is the only creature on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.

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The miser and the glutton are two facetious buzzards: one hides his store, and the other stores his hide.

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The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.

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

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Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.

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Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.

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There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.

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Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.

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There is a sort of charm in ugliness, if the person has some redeeming qualities and is only ugly enough.

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Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.

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About Josh Billings

Quotes 349 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Comedian
Birthday April 21, 1818

There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that they can't tell the truth without lying.

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There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared: twins.

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The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his way.

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Some folks are wise and some otherwise.

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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.

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Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.

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The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.

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Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.

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The greatest thief this world has ever produced is procrastination, and he is still at large.

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Most people when they come to you for advice, come to have their own opinions strengthened, not corrected.

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A slander is like a hornet; if you cannot kill it dead at the first blow, better not to strike at it.

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

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There are only two qualities in the world: efficiency and inefficiency;

and only two sorts of people: the efficient and the inefficient.

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I hate to be a kicker, I always long for peace, But the wheel that does the squeaking, is the one that gets the grease.

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Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed.

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There's a lot 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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A good place to visit, but a poor place to stay.

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The best medicine I know for rheumatism is to thank the Lord that it ain't gout.

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Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go.

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Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess.

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Remember the poor, it costs nothing.

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As a general thing, an individual who is neat in his person is neat in his morals.

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

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Old maids sweeten their tea with scandal.

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Pity cost nothing and ain't worth nothing.

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I have never known a person to live to be one hundred and be remarkable for anything else.

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If you would make yourself agreeable wherever you go, listen to the grievances of others but never relate your own.

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Threescore years and ten is enough; if a man can't suffer all the misery he wants in that time, he must be numb.

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Experience is a school where a man learns what a big fool he has been.

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Incredulity is the wisdom of the fool.

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Wise men have but few confidants, and cunning ones none.

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It is a statistical fact that the wicked work harder to reach hell than the righteous do to enter heaven.

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Woman's influence is powerful, especially when she wants something.

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My advice to those who are about to begin, in earnest, the journey of life, is to take their heart in one hand and a club in the other.

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There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.

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It's a wise man who profits by his own experience, but it's a good deal wiser one who lets the rattlesnake bite the other fellow.

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

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