Josh Billings

1856 - 1950

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.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

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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.

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

One of the rarest things that a man ever does is to do the best he can.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

Source: Josh Billings’ Encyclopedia of Wit & Wisdom

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A Quote by Josh Billings on dogs, good, and money

Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Josh Billings on people and trouble

The trouble with people is not that they don't know but that they know so much that ain't so.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

Source: Josh Billings’ Encyclopedia of Wit & Wisdom

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A Quote by Josh Billings on efficiency, people, and world

There are only two qualities in the world: efficiency and inefficiency; and only two sorts of people: the efficient and the inefficient.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

Source: John Bull’s Other Island

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A Quote by Josh Billings on experience and learning

There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

Source: Josh Billings’ Encyclopedia of Wit & Wisdom

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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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