Quotes by Josh Billings

Josh Billings

Josh Billings

American humorist

Alive from: 1815-1885

Category: Comedians and humor

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    Be kind to your mother-in-law, but pay for her board at some good hotel.
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    Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
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    Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
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    Don't ever prophesy; for if you prophesy wrong, nobody will forget it; and if you prophesy right, nobody will remember it.
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    Don't mistake pleasure for happiness. They are a different breed of dogs.
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    Don't take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail; then you can let go when you want to.
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    Every man has his follies - and often they are the most interesting thing he had got.
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    Experience is a school where a man learns what a big fool he has been.
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    Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed.
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    Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.
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    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.
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    I am a poor man, but I have this consolation: I am poor by accident, not by design.
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    I don't care how much a person talks, if they only say it in a few words.
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    I have lived in the world just long enough to look carefully the second time into those things that I am most certain of the first time.
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    I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am the most certain of the first time.
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