Josh Billings

1856 - 1950

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.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

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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 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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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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