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 :: Famous Quotations by Josh Billings (81 Quotations)

 :: 1815-1885, American Humorist, Lecturer

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A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
~ Josh Billings - [Animals]

 

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A good place to visit, but a poor place to stay.
~ Josh Billings - [Places]

 

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A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug.
~ Josh Billings - [Happiness]

 

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A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates.
~ Josh Billings - [Friends and Friendship]

 

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About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
~ Josh Billings - [Plagiarism]

 

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

 

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Advice is like castor oil, easy to give, but dreadful to take.
~ Josh Billings - [Advice]

 

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Always live within your income, even if you have to borrow money to do so.
~ Josh Billings - [Debt]

 

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As a general thing, when the woman wears the pants in the family, she has a good right to them.
~ Josh Billings - [Marriage]

 

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As long as we are lucky we attribute it to our smartness; our bad luck we give the gods credit for.
~ Josh Billings - [Success]

 

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As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
~ Josh Billings - [Truth]

 

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Be kind to your mother-in-law, but pay for her board at some good hotel.
~ Josh Billings - [Mother-in-Laws]

 

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Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
~ Josh Billings - [Common Sense]

 

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Consider the postage stamp, my son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
~ Josh Billings - [Perseverance]

 

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Don't ever prophesy; for if you prophesy wrong, nobody will forget it; and if you prophesy right, nobody will remember it.
~ Josh Billings - [Prophecy]

 

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Don't mistake pleasure for happiness. They are a different breed of dogs.
~ Josh Billings - [Pleasure]

 

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Don't put off till tomorrow what can be enjoyed today.
~ Josh Billings - [Procrastination]

 

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Don't take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail; then you can let go when you want to.
~ Josh Billings - [Control]

 

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Experience increases our wisdom but doesn't reduce our follies.
~ Josh Billings - [Experience]

 

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Experience is a school where a man learns what a big fool he has been.
~ Josh Billings - [Experience]

 

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