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Джош Биллингс


Josh Billings

Фотография Джош Биллингс (photo Josh Billings)

День рождения: 21.04.1818 года
Возраст: 67 лет
Место рождения: Лэйнсборо, Массачусетс, США
Дата смерти: 14.10.1885 года
Место смерти: Монтерей, Калифорния, США

Quotes of Josh Billings

Американский писатель-юморист, автор множества афоризмов

  • ⋅When a man gets talking about himself, he seldom fails to be eloquent and often reaches the sublime. /Josh Billings
  • ⋅Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does. /Josh Billings
  • ⋅Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done. /Josh Billings
  • ⋅I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am the most certain of the first time. /Josh Billings
  • ⋅Experience is a school where a man learns what a big fool he has been. /Josh Billings
  • ⋅Always live within your income, even if you have to borrow money to do so. /Josh Billings
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  • ⋅Never run into debt, not if you can find anything else to run into. /Josh Billings
  • ⋅A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug. /Josh Billings
  • ⋅As a general thing, when the woman wears the pants in the family, she has a good right to them. /Josh Billings
  • ⋅A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates. /Josh Billings
  • ⋅The miser and the glutton are two facetious buzzards: one hides his store, and the other stores his hide. /Josh Billings
  • ⋅If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it as the old woman did her lost spectacles. Safe on her own nose all the time. /Josh Billings
  • ⋅Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed. /Josh Billings
  • ⋅The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his way. /Josh Billings
  • ⋅There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness. /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
  • ⋅The more humble a man is before God the more he will be exalted; the more humble he is before man, the more he will get rode roughshod. /Josh Billings
  • ⋅Incredulity is the wisdom of the fool. /Josh Billings
  • ⋅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. /Josh Billings
  • ⋅Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves. /Josh Billings
  • ⋅Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. /Josh Billings
  • ⋅Poverty is the step-mother of genius. /Josh Billings
  • ⋅To enjoy a good reputation give publicly, and steal privately. /Josh Billings
  • ⋅Remember the poor, it costs nothing. /Josh Billings
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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
  • ⋅I am a poor man, but I have this consolation: I am poor by accident, not by design. /Josh Billings
  • ⋅There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing. /Josh Billings
  • ⋅A good place to visit, but a poor place to stay. /Josh Billings
  • ⋅About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment. /Josh Billings
  • ⋅If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself. /Josh Billings
Goss Malone
Omalone1 16.07.2019 07:48:16
Women think that all men are equal, and this is their strength, men think all women are different - it destroys them.

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