Josh Billings

1856 - 1950

A Quote by Josh Billings on flattery and water

Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt of, not swallowed.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Josh Billings on good and life

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Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.

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A Quote by Josh Billings on praise

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The hardest thing any man can do is to fall down on the ice when it's slippery, and get up and praise the Lord.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

Source: Josh Billings’ Encyclopedia of Wit & Wisdom

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A Quote by Josh Billings on ability, sons, and success

Consider the postage stamp, my son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

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A Quote by Josh Billings on dogs, happiness, mistakes, and pleasure

Don't mistake pleasure for happiness. They are a different breed of dogs.

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A Quote by Josh Billings

One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Josh Billings on genius, motherhood, and poverty

Poverty is the step-mother of genius.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Josh Billings on power and words

There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together.

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A Quote by Josh Billings on certainty, justice, life, time, and world

I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am the most certain of the first time.

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A Quote by Josh Billings

No one can disgrace us but ourselves.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

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