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Josh Billings Quotes

(1815-1885), American Humorist, Lecturer

Never run into debt, not if you can find anything else to run into.

Category: Debt

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

Category: Debt

When a man gets talking about himself, he seldom fails to be eloquent and often reaches the sublime.

Category: Eloquence

There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that they can't tell the truth without lying.

Category: Exaggeration

Experience increases our wisdom but doesn't reduce our follies.

Category: Experience

Experience is a school where a man learns what a big fool he has been.

Category: Experience

If there was no faith there would be no living in this world. We could not even eat hash with any safety.

Category: Faith

Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed.

Category: Flattery

Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn't be any fun living in it, or profit.

Category: Fools And Foolishness

The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his way.

Category: Fools And Foolishness

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

Category: Fools And Foolishness

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.

Category: Forgiveness

A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates.

Category: Friends And Friendship

The miser and the glutton are two facetious buzzards: one hides his store, and the other stores his hide.

Category: Glutton

A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug.

Category: Happiness