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Josh Billings Quotes

(1815-1885), American Humorist, Lecturer

Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist -- it reduces him to his fighting weight.

Category: Adversity

Advice is like castor oil, easy to give, but dreadful to take.

Category: Advice

Most people when they come to you for advice, come to have their own opinions strengthened, not corrected.

Category: Advice

I have never known a person to live to be one hundred and be remarkable for anything else.

Category: Age And Aging

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

Category: Age And Aging

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

Category: Animals

The thinner the ice, the more anxious is everyone to see whether it will bear.

Category: Anxiety

It is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so.

Category: Attitude

Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has.

Category: Bigotry

There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together.

Category: Brevity

The happiest time in a man's life is when he is in the red hot pursuit of a dollar with a reasonable prospect of overtaking it.

Category: Business

I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am the most certain of the first time.

Category: Certainty

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.

Category: Common Sense

Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.

Category: Conscience

Don't take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail; then you can let go when you want to.

Category: Control