Josh Billings Quotes

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

Josh Billings

It is the little bits of things that fret and worry us; we can dodge a elephant, but we can't dodge a fly

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There are people who are always anticipating trouble, and in this way they manage to enjoy many sorrows that never really happen to them

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

There are people who are always anticipating trouble, and in this way they manage to enjoy many sorrows that never really happen.

Josh Billings

There are people who are always anticipating trouble, and in this way they manage to enjoy many sorrows that never really happen to them.

Josh Billings

Incredulity is the wisdom of the fool

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

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

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Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

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

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

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

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

Josh Billings

Put an Englishman into the garden of Eden, and he would find fault with the whole blasted concern; put a Yankee in, and he would see where he could alter it to advantage; put an Irishman in, and he would want to boss the thing; put a Dutchman in, and he would proceed to plant it.

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