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All Quotes by author - Josh Billings
" About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment. "
" About the only difference between the poor and the rich, is this, the poor suffer misery, while the rich have to enjoy it. "
" A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. "
" Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight. "
" Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take. "
" A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug. "
" A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates. "
" As a general thing, when a woman wears the pants in a family, she has a good right to them. "
" As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand. "
" Be kind to your mother-in-law, but pay for her board at some good hotel. "
" Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there. "
" Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius. "
" Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done. "
" Confess your sins to the Lord and you will be forgiven; confess them to man and you will be laughed at. "
" Don't ever prophesy; for if you prophesy wrong, nobody will forget it; and if you prophesy right, nobody will remember it. "
" Economy is a savings-bank, into which men drop pennies, and get dollars in return. "
" Every man has his follies - and often they are the most interesting thing he has got. "
" Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed. "
" Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense. "
" Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread. "
" If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself. "
" If there was no faith there would be no living in this world. We could not even eat hash with any safety. "
" If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time. "
" I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am most certain of the first time. "
" I have never known a person to live to be one hundred and be remarkable for anything else. "
" I haven't got as much money as some folks, but I've got as much impudence as any of them, and that's the next thing to money. "
" In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us. "
" It ain't often that a man's reputation outlasts his money. "
" I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry. "
" It is a very delicate job to forgive a man, without lowering him in his own estimation, and yours too. "
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