Josh Billings

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Born Sunday 12 April 1818, died Wednesday 14 October 1885

Professions: Comedian, Lecturer, Writer

Nationality: American

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One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.

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

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Woman's influence is powerful, especially when she wants something.

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There are people who are always anticipating trouble, and in this way they manage to enjoy many sorrows that never really happen to them.

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No one can disgrace us but ourselves.

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About the only difference between the poor and the rich, is this, the poor suffer misery, while the rich have to enjoy it.

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It ain't often that a man's reputation outlasts his money.

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It is a very delicate job to forgive a man, without lowering him in his own estimation, and yours too.

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Man was created a little lower than the angels and has been getting a little lower ever since.

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The man whose only pleasure in life is making money, weighs less on the moral scale than an angleworm.

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It's not only the most difficult thing to know one's self, but the most inconvenient.

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The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.

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Old maids sweeten their tea with scandal.

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Most people repent their sins by thanking God they ain't so wicked as their neighbors.

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

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Don't ever prophesy; for if you prophesy wrong, nobody will forget it; and if you prophesy right, nobody will remember it.

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Remember the poor, it costs nothing.

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I haven't got as much money as some folks, but I've got as much impudence as any of them, and that's the next thing to money.

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Threescore years and ten is enough; if a man can't suffer all the misery he wants in that time, he must be numb.

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Life is short, but it's long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined.

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