Josh Billings

1856 - 1950

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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A Quote by Josh Billings on borrowing, income, and money

Always live within your income, even if you have to borrow money to do so.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

Source: Josh Billings’ Encyclopedia of Wit & Wisdom

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A Quote by Josh Billings on advice

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Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Josh Billings on life and trouble

One-half the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Josh Billings on children and travel

To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

Source: Josh Billings’ Encyclopedia of Wit & Wisdom

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