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Famous Quotes & Quotations By Josh Billings:

Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight.
~ Josh Billings Quotes - Category: Adversity.

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
~ Josh Billings Quotes - Category: Perseverance.

Experience makes more timid men than it does wise ones.
~ Josh Billings Quotes - Category: Experience.

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.
~ Josh Billings Quotes - Category: Honesty.

If there was no faith there would be no living in this world. We couldn't even eat hash with safety.
~ Josh Billings Quotes, His Complete Works, 1888 - Category: Faith.

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.
~ Josh Billings Quotes - Category: Happiness.

It is the little bits of things that fret and worry us; we can dodge a elephant, but we can't dodge a fly.
~ Josh Billings Quotes - Category: Worry.

Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place.
~ Josh Billings Quotes - Category: Laughter.

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
~ Josh Billings Quotes - Category: Life.

Man was created a little lower than the angels, and has been getting lower ever since.
~ Josh Billings Quotes - Category: Angels.

Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first.
~ Josh Billings Quotes - Category: Food.

The truly innocent are those who not only are guiltless themselves, but who think others are.
~ Josh Billings Quotes - Category: Innocence.

There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.
~ Josh Billings Quotes - Category: Memory.

There are people so addicted to exaggeration they can't tell the truth without lying.
~ Josh Billings Quotes - Category: Exaggeration.

There are people who are always anticipating trouble, and in this way they manage to enjoy many sorrows that never really happen to them.
~ Josh Billings Quotes - Category: Worry.

There is a sort of charm in ugliness, if the person has some redeeming qualities and is only ugly enough.
~ Josh Billings Quotes - Category: Charm.

There's lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.
~ Josh Billings Quotes - Category: Health.

To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.
~ Josh Billings Quotes - Category: Parents.

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