Favorite Quotations ~  Josh Billings Twelve ansestrals sighns in the Billings' zodiac gallery

"When learning and wisdom hitch up together, they are a bully team." ~ Josh Billings

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The best medicine I know for rheumatism is to thank the Lord it ain't the gout.

In youth we run into difficulties, in old age difficulties run into us.

Slander is like a hornet; if you can't kill it dead the first time, better not strike at it.

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

The less we know the more we suspect.

I have lived in this world long enough to look carefully the second time into things I am most certain of the first time.

Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over, but showing it principally in one spot.

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.

The time to pray is not when we are in a tight spot but just as soon as we get out of it.

The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.

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.

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