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Josh Billings
April 12, 1818 - October 14, 1885
Nationality: American
Category: Comedian
Subcategory: American Comedian

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


A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates.


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


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


There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.


Men mourn for what they have lost; women for what they ain't got.


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


Words are often seen hunting for an idea, but ideas are never seen hunting for words.


When a man comes to me for advice, I find out the kind of advice he wants, and I give it to him.


Love is said to be blind, but I know some fellows in love who can see twice as much in their sweethearts as I do.

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Confess your sins to the Lord and you will be forgiven; confess them to man and you will be laughed at.


Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.


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


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


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


Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn't be any fun living in it, or profit.


Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.


Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.


Economy is a savings-bank, into which men drop pennies, and get dollars in return.


Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail.


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