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A collection of thoughts and quotations by Josh Billings on happiness, parenting, speech, children, love etc.

39 Inspiring Quotes By Josh Billings, The Celebrated American Humorist

Famous As: Writer
Born On: April 21, 1818
Died On: October 14, 1885
Born In: Lanesborough, Massachusetts, United States
Died At Age: 67
Henry Wheeler Shaw, recognized by his pen name Josh Billings, was a famous American humorist and lecturer, renowned for his work ‘Josh Billings' Sayings’, ‘Everybody's Friend’ and ‘Josh Billings' Trump Kards’. He lived a mobile life touring across the country, orating humorous lectures which were followed and admired by all. His comments and thoughts on American Civil war became vastly popular through newspapers, books and lectures and are quoted till date. The gift of his rustic aphorism is one thing that Josh Billings will be remembered for. His philosophies were based on seeking knowledge and truth and believed that there’s nothing more elegant than being an intellectual genius. Here is a collection of few intellectually enlightening quotes and sayings from this popular American humorist on happiness, parenting, speech, children, love, truth, life, devotion, inspiration, wisdom, joy, laughter, behavior and success.
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A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.

Josh Billings

To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

In the whole history of the world there is but one thing that money cannot buy...to wit--the wag of a dog's tail.

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.

Josh Billings

Don't put off till tomorrow what can be enjoyed today.

Josh Billings

One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.

Josh Billings

The squeeky wheel gets the grease.

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

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

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

Josh Billings

Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time.

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The trouble with most folks isn't their ignorance. It's knowin' so many things that ain't so.

Josh Billings

Laughing is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one spot.

Josh Billings

There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together.

Josh Billings

Genius after all ain't anything more then elegant common sense.

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Lying is like trying to hide in a fog: If you move about you're in danger of bumping your head against the truth, and as soon as the fog blows off, you are gone anyhow.

Josh Billings

Man was created a little lower than the angels and has been getting a little lower ever since.

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.

Josh Billings

It's not only the most difficult thing to know one's self, but the most inconvenient.

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

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense

Josh Billings

If there was no faith there would be no living in this world.

Josh Billings

Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius

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

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

Josh Billings

Remember the poor, it costs nothing.

Josh Billings

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

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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.

Josh Billings

There are a lot of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.

Josh Billings