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Josh Billings Quotes

(1815-1885), American Humorist, Lecturer

Don't ever prophesy; for if you prophesy wrong, nobody will forget it; and if you prophesy right, nobody will remember it.

Category: Prophecy

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

Category: Quality

It is much easier to repent of sins that we have committed than to repent of those that we intend to commit.

Category: Repentance

Most people repent their sins by thanking God they ain't so wicked as their neighbors.

Category: Repentance

Old maids sweeten their tea with scandal.

Category: Scandal

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

Category: Self-control

It's not only the most difficult thing to know one's self, but the most inconvenient.

Category: Self-discovery

It's not only the most difficult thing to know one's self, but the most inconvenient.

Category: Self-knowledge

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.

Category: Silence

I don't care how much a person talks, if they only say it in a few words.

Category: Speakers And Speaking

As long as we are lucky we attribute it to our smartness; our bad luck we give the gods credit for.

Category: Success

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

Category: Surprises

Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go.

Category: Time And Time Management

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

Category: Truth

To bring up a child in the way he should go -- travel that way yourself.

Category: Upbringing