Quotations From JOSH BILLINGS [HENRY WHEELER SHAW]


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  • It is a verry delicate job to forgive a man, without lowering him in his own estimashun, and yures too.
    Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw] (1818-1885), U.S. humorist. Josh Billings, His Sayings, ch. 39 (1865).
  • We hate those who will not take our advice, and despise them who do.
    Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw] (1818-1885), U.S. humorist. Josh Billings, His Sayings, ch. 28 (1865).

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  • Mi advise tu them who are about tu begin, in arnest, the jurney ov life, is tu take their harte in one hand and a club in the other.
    Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw] (1818-1885), U.S. humorist. Josh Billings, His Sayings, ch. 71 (1865).

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  • Sekts and creeds ov religion, are like pocket compesses, good enuff tu pinte out the direction, but the nearer the pole yu git the wuss tha wurk.
    Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw] (1818-1885), U.S. humorist. Josh Billings, His Sayings, ch. 39 (1865).
  • About the only difference between the poor and the ritch, is this, the poor suffer mizery, while the ritch hav tu enjoy it.
    Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw] (1818-1885), U.S. humorist. Josh Billings, His Sayings, ch. 71 (1865).
  • Menny think tha luv their husbands almost tew deth, when in fack, tha are only jealous ov them.
    Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw] (1818-1885), U.S. humorist. Josh Billings, His Sayings, ch. 51 (1865).
  • Tew bring up a child in the wa he should go—travel that wa yourself.
    Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw] (1818-1885), U.S. humorist. Josh Billings, His Sayings, ch. 78 (1865). Recalling Proverbs 22:6: see Hebrew Bible on Education.

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  • It ain't often that a man's reputashun outlasts his munny.
    Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw] (1818-1885), U.S. humorist. Josh Billings, His Sayings, ch. 39 (1865).
  • Man was kreated a little lower than the angells and has bin gittin a little lower ever sinse.
    Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw] (1818-1885), U.S. humorist. Josh Billings, His Sayings, ch. 28 (1865).
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