Josh Billings

1856 - 1950

A Quote by Josh Billings on experience

Experience is a grindstone; and it is lucky for us, if we can get brightened by it, and not ground.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Josh Billings on envy and love

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Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Josh Billings

Every man has his follies - and often they are the most interesting thing he had got.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Josh Billings on conscience, mistakes, and reason

Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Josh Billings

It is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so.

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A Quote by Josh Billings on time

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The best time to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.

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A Quote by Josh Billings on difficulty

It's not only the most difficult thing to know one's self, but the most inconvenient.

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A Quote by Josh Billings on silence

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Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.

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A Quote by Josh Billings

The best way to convince a fool he is wrong is to let him have his way.

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A Quote by Josh Billings on excess and truth

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

Source: Affurisms from Josh Billings: His Sayings, 1865

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