Josh Billings Quotes

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

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.

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

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.

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

Always live within your income, even if you have to borrow money to do so.

Josh Billings
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