Inspirational Quotes by Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.

Josh Billings

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.

Josh Billings

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

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

Josh Billings

Genius ain’t anything more than elegant common sense.

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

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

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

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

Josh Billings

Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can’t help but smile on it.

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

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

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

Josh Billings

There are two kinds of fools: those who can’t change their opinions and those who won’t.

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Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place.

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

Don’t ever prophesy; for if you prophesy wrong, nobody will forget it; and if you prophesy right, nobody will remember it.

Josh Billings

Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take.

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.

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Life is short, but it’s long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined.

Josh Billings

In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.

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The trouble with people is not that they don’t know but that they know so much that ain’t so.

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

Josh Billings

A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates.

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

Josh Billings

A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug.

Josh Billings

Words are often seen hunting for an idea, but ideas are never seen hunting for words.

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

About the only difference between the poor and the rich, is this, the poor suffer misery, while the rich have to enjoy it.

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You’d better not know so much, than to know so many things that ain’t so.

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Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.

Josh Billings

One of the best temporary cures for pride and affectation is seasickness; a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs.

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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.

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No one can disgrace us but ourselves.

Josh Billings

Old maids sweeten their tea with scandal.

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Be kind to your mother-in-law, but pay for her board at some good hotel.

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

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

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Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn’t be any fun living in it, or profit.

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Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the wag of his tail.

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It is a very delicate job to forgive a man, without lowering him in his own estimation, and yours too.

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Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has.

Josh Billings

The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it.

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

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.

Josh Billings