Josh Billings - Page 2

Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can’t help but smile on it.
– Josh Billings

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

Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tip toe.
– Josh Billings

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

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
– Josh Billings

Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.
– Josh Billings

Science is the literature of truth.
– Josh Billings

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

To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.
– Josh Billings

Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first.
– Josh Billings

There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.
– Josh Billings

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

Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place.
– Josh Billings

The trouble with people is not that they don’t know but that they know so much that ain’t so.
– Josh Billings

Genius ain’t anything more than elegant common sense.
– Josh Billings

I don’t never have any trouble in regulating my own conduct, but to keep other folks’ straight is what bothers me.
– Josh Billings

Most everyone seems willing to be a fool himself, but he can’t bear to have anyone else one.
– Josh Billings

Experience makes more timid men than it does wise ones.
– Josh Billings

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain’t lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
– Josh Billings

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
– Josh Billings