Experience is a grindstone; and it is lucky for us, if we can get brightened by it, and not ground.
Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)
Contributed by: JaX
As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
Source: Affurisms from Josh Billings: His Sayings, 1865
Contributed by: Zaady
Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt of, not swallowed.
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.
Every man has his follies - and often they are the most interesting thing he had got.
Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.
It is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so.
The best time to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.
It's not only the most difficult thing to know one's self, but the most inconvenient.
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