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72 Famous Quotes by Josh Billings
4/12/1818 - 10/14/1885
Also Known As:  
Henry Wheeler Shaw
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A lie with a purpose is one of the worst kind, and the most profitable.

Lying Quotes, by Josh Billings

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Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it.

Marriage Quotes, by Josh Billings

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Threescore years and ten is enough; if a man can't suffer all the misery he wants in that time, he must be numb.

Misery Quotes, by Josh Billings

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Occasions are rare; and those who know how to seize upon them are rarer.

Opportunity Quotes, by Josh Billings

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If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself.

Perfection Quotes, by Josh Billings

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Consider the postage stamp, my son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

Perseverance Quotes, by Josh Billings

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Pity costs nothing, and it ain't worth nothing.

Pity Quotes, by Josh Billings

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One of the best temporary cures for pride and affection is seasickness; a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs.

Pride Quotes, by Josh Billings

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If a man is right, he can't be too radical; if he is wrong, he can't be too conservative.

Radical Quotes, by Josh Billings

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Most people repent their sins by thanking God they ain't so wicked as their neighbors.

Repentance Quotes, by Josh Billings

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It is much easier to repent of sins that we have committed than to repent of those that we intend to commit.

Repentance Quotes, by Josh Billings

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Old maids sweeten their tea with scandal.

Scandal Quotes, by Josh Billings

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The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.

Self-control Quotes, by Josh Billings

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It's not only the most difficult thing to know one's self, but the most inconvenient.

Self-knowledge Quotes, by Josh Billings

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Confess your sins to the Lord, and you will be forgiven; confess them to men, and you will be laughed at.

Sin Quotes, by Josh Billings

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The less we know the more we suspect.

Suspicion Quotes, by Josh Billings

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Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go.

Time Quotes, by Josh Billings

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It is the little bits of things that fret and worry us; we can dodge an elephant, but we can't dodge a fly.

Trifles Quotes, by Josh Billings

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As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.

Truth Quotes, by Josh Billings

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Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Josh Billings

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There is a significant Latin proverb; to wit: Who will guard the guards?

Vigilance Quotes, by Josh Billings

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Better make a weak man your enemy than your friend.

Weakness Quotes, by Josh Billings

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