Josh Billings Quotes

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

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there. Josh Billings

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. Josh Billings

Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope. Josh Billings

One of rarest things that a man ever does is to do the best he can. Josh Billings

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

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

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness. Josh Billings

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

In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us. Josh Billings

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. Josh Billings

Man was created a little lower than the angels, and has been getting lower ever since. Josh Billings

There is a sort of charm in ugliness, if the person has some redeeming qualities and is only ugly enough. Josh Billings