1815-1885, American Humorist, Lecturer
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
Josh Billings – [Animals]

A good place to visit, but a poor place to stay.
Josh Billings – [Places]

A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug.
Josh Billings – [Happiness]

A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates.
Josh Billings – [Friends and Friendship]

About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
Josh Billings – [Plagiarism]

Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist — it reduces him to his fighting weight.
Josh Billings – [Adversity]

Advice is like castor oil, easy to give, but dreadful to take.
Josh Billings – [Advice]

Always live within your income, even if you have to borrow money to do so.
Josh Billings – [Debt]

As a general thing, when the woman wears the pants in the family, she has a good right to them.
Josh Billings – [Marriage]

As long as we are lucky we attribute it to our smartness; our bad luck we give the gods credit for.
Josh Billings – [Success]

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
Josh Billings – [Truth]

Be kind to your mother-in-law, but pay for her board at some good hotel.
Josh Billings – [Mother-in-Laws]

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Josh Billings – [Common Sense]

Consider the postage stamp, my son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
Josh Billings – [Perseverance]

Don't ever prophesy; for if you prophesy wrong, nobody will forget it; and if you prophesy right, nobody will remember it.
Josh Billings – [Prophecy]

Don't mistake pleasure for happiness. They are a different breed of dogs.
Josh Billings – [Pleasure]

Don't put off till tomorrow what can be enjoyed today.
Josh Billings – [Procrastination]

Don't take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail; then you can let go when you want to.
Josh Billings – [Control]

Experience increases our wisdom but doesn't reduce our follies.
Josh Billings – [Experience]

Experience is a school where a man learns what a big fool he has been.
Josh Billings – [Experience]

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