Josh Billings

1856 - 1950

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.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

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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.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Josh Billings

No one can disgrace us but ourselves.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Josh Billings on good and solitude

Solitude: A good place to visit, but a poor place to stay.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Josh Billings

Don't take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail; then you can let go when you want to.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Josh Billings on justice and time

The time to pray is not when we are in a tight spot but just as soon as we get out of it.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

Source: Josh Billings’ Encyclopedia of Wit & Wisdom

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