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