Authors - Josh Billings

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Josh Billings was the pen name of 19th century American humorist Henry Wheeler Shaw (21 April 1818 - 14 October 1885). He was perhaps the second most famous humor writer and lecturer in the United States in the second half of the 19th century after Mark Twain, although his reputation has not endured so well with later generations. - Wikipedia

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Quote 40by Anonymous on 09/12/2010

Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.
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    Quote 247by Anonymous on 23/12/2010

    A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
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      Quote 597by Anonymous on 06/01/2011

      As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
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        Quote 908by Anonymous on 08/01/2011

        Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.
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          Quote 1995by Anonymous on 20/01/2011

          Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.
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            Quote 2978by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

            There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.
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              Quote 4208by Anonymous on 17/02/2011

              Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
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                Quote 4274by Anonymous on 18/02/2011

                Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
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                  Quote 6306by Anonymous on 18/09/2011

                  It is much easier to repent of sins that we have committed than to repent of those we intend to commit.
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                    Quote 7776by Anonymous on 08/02/2012

                    There's a lot of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.
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                      Quote 7881by Anonymous on 27/02/2012

                      The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
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                        Quote 8510by Anonymous on 15/05/2012

                        I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry.
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                          Quote 8842by Anonymous on 31/05/2012

                          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.
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                            Quote 10456by Anonymous on 05/10/2012

                            There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.
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                              Quote 10642by Anonymous on 15/10/2012

                              There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together.
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                                Quote 10857by Anonymous on 04/11/2012

                                At a certain point I'm going to want to have a family.
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                                  Quote 11517by Anonymous on 06/01/2013

                                  There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
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                                    Quote 11823by Anonymous on 24/01/2013

                                    There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.
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                                      Quote 11861by Anonymous on 27/01/2013

                                      Men mourn for what they have lost; women for what they ain't got.
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                                        Quote 13119by Anonymous on 21/06/2013

                                        Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it.
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                                          Quote 13985by Anonymous on 02/10/2013

                                          A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
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