My Favourite 15 Josh Billings Quotations

A quick compilation of fifteen of the very best Josh Billings quotes:

(In no particuar order)

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

“Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well”

“Poverty is the stepmother of genius.”

“Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.”

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

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”

“There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.”

“If you do not know how to lie, cheat, and steal, turn your attention to politics and learn.”

“Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.”

“Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.”

“Don’t put off till tomorrow what can be enjoyed today.”

“As a general rule, if you want to get at the truth – hear both sides and believe neither.”

“I honestly believe it is better to know nothing than two know what ain’t so.”

“Laughter is the fireworks of the soul.”

“Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.”

-Josh Billings

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