Author: Josh Billings

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

(1818 – 1885) humorist

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

(1818 – 1885) humorist

As long as we are lucky we attribute it to our smartness; our bad luck we give the gods credit for.

(1818 – 1885) humorist

I have never known a person to live to be one hundred and be remarkable for anything else.

(1818 – 1885) humorist

It's a wise man who profits by his own experience, but it's a good deal wiser one who lets the rattlesnake bite the other fellow.

(1818 – 1885) humorist

The fools in this world make about as much trouble as the wicked do.

(1818 – 1885) humorist

It ain’t what a man don’t know that makes him a fool, but what he does know that ain’t so.

(1818 – 1885) humorist

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

(1818 – 1885) humorist

When I see a man of shallow understanding extravagantly clothed, I feel sorry – for the clothes.

(1818 – 1885) humorist

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

(1818 – 1885) humorist

It is a statistical fact that the wicked work harder to reach hell than the righteous do to enter heaven.

(1818 – 1885) humorist

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.

(1818 – 1885) humorist

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

(1818 – 1885) humorist

I am a poor man, but I have this consolation: I am poor by accident, not by design.

(1818 – 1885) humorist

Poverty is the step-mother of genius.

(1818 – 1885) humorist

There is only one good substitute for the endearments of a sister, and that is the endearments of some other fellow's sister.

(1818 – 1885) humorist

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

(1818 – 1885) humorist

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

(1818 – 1885) humorist

Some folks as they grow older grow wise, but most folks simply grow stubborner.

(1818 – 1885) humorist

It is true that wealth won't make a man virtuous, but I notice there ain't anybody who wants to be poor just for the purpose of being good.

(1818 – 1885) humorist

As a general thing, when a woman wears the pants in a family, she has a good right to them.

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