Quotes by Josh Billings

Josh Billings

Josh Billings

American humorist

Alive from: 1815-1885

Category: Comedians and humor

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    The trouble with most folks ain't so much their ignorance as knowing so many things that ain't so.
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    The trouble with people is not that they don't know but that they know so much that ain't so.
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    There are people who are always anticipating trouble, and in this way they manage to enjoy many sorrows that never really happen to them.
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    There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that they can't tell the truth without lying.
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    There is a significant Latin proverb; to wit: Who will guard the guards?
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    There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.
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    There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
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    There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.
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    There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together.
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    Those who enter heaven may find the outer walls plastered with creeds, but they won't find any on the inside.
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    Threescore years and ten is enough; if a man can't suffer all the misery he wants in that time, he must be numb.
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    Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go.
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    To bring up a child in the way he should go - travel that way yourself.
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    To enjoy a good reputation give publicly, and steal privately.
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    Virtue does not consist in the absence of the passions, but in the control of them.
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