Josh Billings

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Josh Billings was the pen name of 19th-century American humorist Henry Wheeler Shaw (April 21, 1818 – October 14, 1885). He was a famous humor writer and lecturer in the United States, perhaps second only to Mark Twain, during the latter half of the 19th century.

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Josh Billings Quotes

Josh Billings #Age #Home

Photo of Josh Billings I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry.
Josh Billings #Best #Time

Photo of Josh Billings The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.
Josh Billings #Best

Photo of Josh Billings The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.
Josh Billings #Best

Photo of Josh Billings One of the best temporary cures for pride and affectation is seasickness a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs.
Josh Billings #Best

Photo of Josh Billings The best medicine I know for rheumatism is to thank the Lord that it ain't gout.
Josh Billings #Best

Photo of Josh Billings One of the rarest things that a man ever does, is to do the best he can.
Josh Billings #Funny #Imagination

Photo of Josh Billings There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.
Josh Billings #Wisdom

Photo of 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 #Experience

Photo of Josh Billings There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.
Josh Billings #Family

Photo of Josh Billings As a general thing, when a woman wears the pants in a family, she has a good right to them.
Josh Billings #Fitness #Health

Photo of Josh Billings There's a lot of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.
Josh Billings #Forgiveness

Photo of Josh Billings There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
Josh Billings #Funny

Photo of Josh Billings Every man has his follies - and often they are the most interesting thing he has got.
Josh Billings #Funny

Photo of Josh Billings Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed.
Josh Billings #God #Marriage #Smile

Photo of Josh Billings Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it.
Josh Billings #Good

Photo of Josh Billings Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place.
Josh Billings #Good #Life

Photo of Josh Billings Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
Josh Billings #Happiness

Photo of 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 #Happiness

Photo of Josh Billings A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug.
Josh Billings #Hope

Photo of Josh Billings About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
Josh Billings #Intelligence

Photo of Josh Billings Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.
Josh Billings #Knowledge #Money

Photo of Josh Billings Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves.
Josh Billings #Learning #Wisdom

Photo of Josh Billings Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has.
Josh Billings #Intelligence

Photo of Josh Billings There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.
Josh Billings #Love

Photo of Josh Billings Love looks through a telescope envy, through a microscope.