Josh Billings

1856 - 1950

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 faith, life, safety, and world

If it wasn't for faith there would be no living in this world; we couldn't even eat hash with any safety.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

Source: Josh Billings’ Encyclopedia of Wit & Wisdom

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A Quote by Josh Billings on forgiveness and revenge

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

Source: Josh Billings’ Encyclopedia of Wit & Wisdom

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A Quote by Josh Billings on imagination, memory, mistakes, and people

There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Josh Billings on indifference

The worst sin towards our fellow creature is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

Source: The Devil’s Disciple

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A Quote by Josh Billings on angels, clarity, gold, happiness, heart, kindness, laughter, and lies

There is one kind of laugh that I always did recommend; it looks out of the eye first with a merry twinkle, then it creeps down on its hands and knees and plays around the mouth like a pretty moth around the blaze of a candle, then it steals over into the dimples of the cheeks and rides around in those whirlpools for a while, then it lights up the whole face like the mellow bloom on a damask rose, then it swims up on the air, with a peal as clear and as happy as a dinner-bell, then it goes back again on gold tiptoes like an angel out for an airing, and it lies down on its little bed of violets in the heart where it came from.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Josh Billings on dogs, earth, and love

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

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