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
Every man has his follies - and often they are the most interesting thing he had got.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
The best way to convince a fool he is wrong is to let him have his way.
As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
Source: Affurisms from Josh Billings: His Sayings, 1865
Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt of, not swallowed.
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