Quotes by Josh Billings

Josh Billings was the pen name of 19th-century American humorist Henry Wheeler Shaw. He was a famous humor writer and lecturer in the United States, perhaps second only to Mark Twain, during the latter half of the 19th century.

The best Quotes and Sayings

There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.

- Josh BillingsExperience

There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.

- Josh BillingsIntelligence

There are two kinds of fools: those who can't change their opinions and those who won't.

- Josh BillingsFoolishness, Opinions

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.

- Josh BillingsAnimals, Dogs

Put an Englishman into the garden of Eden, and he would find fault with the whole blasted concern;
put a Yankee in, and he would see where he could alter it to advantage;
put an Irishman in, and he would want to boss the thing;
put a Dutchman in, and he would proceed to plant it.

- Josh BillingsAmerica, England & Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands

Poverty is the stepmother of genius.

- Josh BillingsPoverty

I don't care how much a man talks, if he only says it in a few words.

- Josh BillingsTalking

Love is like the measles; we can't have it bad but once, and the later in life we have it the tougher it goes with us.

- Josh BillingsLove

In the whole history of the world there is but one thing that money can not buy... to wit - the wag of a dog's tail.

- Josh BillingsDogs

Solitude: A good place to visit, but a poor place to stay.

- Josh BillingsSolitude & Being Alone

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.

- Josh BillingsBeing Silent