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.

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

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

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

Animals, DogsJosh Billings
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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.

America, England & Great Britain, Ireland, NetherlandsJosh Billings
 
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Poverty is the stepmother of genius.

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

TalkingJosh Billings
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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.

LoveJosh Billings
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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.

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

Solitude & Being AloneJosh Billings
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Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.

Being SilentJosh Billings
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