Josh Billings Quotes

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

Never run into debt, not if you can find anything else to run into.

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.

Josh Billings

Experience is a school where a man learns what a big fool he has been

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

Confess your sins to the Lord, and you will be forgiven; confess them to men, and you will be laughed at.

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

It is the little things that fret and worry us; you can dodge an elephant, but not a fly.

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

As long as we are lucky we attribute it to our smartness; our bad luck we give the gods credit for

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings
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