Josh Billings Quotes and Sayings

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

Josh Billings

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

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

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

Josh Billings

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

Josh Billings

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

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

The man whose only pleasure in life is making money, weighs less on the moral scale than an angleworm.

Josh Billings

It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash.

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Josh Billings Quotes and Sayings, man, meaningful

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

Josh Billings

Love is said to be blind, but I know some fellows in love who can see twice as much in their sweethearts as I do.

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

Threescore years and ten is enough; if a man can’t suffer all the misery he wants in that time, he must be numb.

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.

Josh Billings

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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.

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