Josh Billings Quotes


105 Josh Billings quotes:



"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."
"Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there."
Author: Billings Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"We hate those who will not take our advice and despise those who do"
Author: Billings Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"Most people when they come to you for advice, come to have their own opinions strengthened, not corrected."
"One of the best temporary cures for pride and affection is seasickness; a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs."
"Woman's influence is powerful, especially when she wants something."
"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself."
"There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared: Twins."
"Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail."
"Threescore years and ten is enough; if a man can't suffer all the misery he wants in that time, he must be numb."
"Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute."
"Every man has his follies - and often they are the most interesting thing he has got."
"Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place."
"Knowledge is like money: the more one gets, the more one craves."
"One of rarest things that a man ever does is to do the best he can."
"Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go."
"One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness."
"To bring up a child in the way he should go - travel that way yourself."
"There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that they can't tell the truth without lying."
"Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight."



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