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Summary

Josh Billings (born as Henry Wheeler Shaw in Lanesborough, Massachusetts, U.S., died in Monterey, California, U.S.) was a famous Comedian from USA, who lived between April 12, 1818 and October 14, 1885. He became 67 years old.

Biography

Henry Wheeler Shaw, who later used the pseudonym of Josh Billings, was born the son of Henry Shaw, who for 25 years belonged to the Senate from Massachusetts and was a congressman from 1818 to 1821. Josh Billings was about 1832 for studies at Hamilton College in Clinton approved, completed his education there, but not from, but moved to the West, after he was expelled because he had removed the clapper from the bell of the college. He worked on the steamboats of the Ohio River and as a farmer. In 1845 he returned temporarily to his native city, where he married Zilpha Bradford. From 1858 he lived in Poughkeepsie, where he began to write. His early works included the essay on the Mule. First, he found but little attention. It was only when his Billings language style and walked out of the Essay on the Mule Essa on the Muel a bi Josh Billings was his breakthrough. The work, which was now strongly colored dialect, was in a New York newspaper and later reprinted in several other leaves. Another success was Josh Billings' Farmers Almanax, a parody of the Old Farmer's Almanac. This book was first published in 1870 in an edition of 2,000 copies and was quickly sold like hot cakes.

From 1863 Josh Billings also organized readings. Appeared in 1866 Josh Billings, his Sayings, 1875 Josh Billings on Ice, 1876 Everybody's Friend Boddy, 1877 Josh Billings's Complete Works, and Josh Billings's Spice Box came out 1881st He was a popular humorist, who was known in his time as Mark Twain. In his last 20 years he wrote regularly for the New York Weekly Journal. The article, which appeared under the name "Uncle Esek" in the magazine Century, are ascribed to him.

John Steinbeck's novel tells the Cannery that Josh Billings on a trip at the Hotel Del Monte in Monterey, died and was to be embalmed by a local doctor. A local resident has however, so Steinbeck's report, noted that the doctor had the internal organs of the famous man simply thrown into the ravine behind his house where they were picked up by a boy and a dog. At the last moment to have been prevented, that the boy went out with Billings' liver of the sea and used as bait while fishing.

Our collection contains 63 quotes who is written / told by Josh, under the main topics: Family, Forgiveness, Intelligence, Marriage, Pet.

Related authors: Mark Twain

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_Billings

Famous quotes by Josh Billings (63)


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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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"As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand"
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"Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense"
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"It ain't often that a man's reputation outlasts his money"
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"It is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so"
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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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"Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done"
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"Confess your sins to the Lord and you will be forgiven; confess them to man and you will be laughed at"
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"If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself"
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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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"Most people repent their sins by thanking God they ain't so wicked as their neighbors"
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"There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing"
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"Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there"
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"Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius"
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"I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry"
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"If there was no faith there would be no living in this world. We could not even eat hash with any safety"
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"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well"
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"The best medicine I know for rheumatism is to thank the Lord that it ain't gout"
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"Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take"
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"Economy is a savings-bank, into which men drop pennies, and get dollars in return"
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"Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed"
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"Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight"
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"Men mourn for what they have lost; women for what they ain't got"
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"No one can disgrace us but ourselves"
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"One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness"
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"Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does"
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"The trouble with people is not that they don't know but that they know so much that ain't so"
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"There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness"
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"A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug"
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"A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates"
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"Every man has his follies - and often they are the most interesting thing he has got"
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"Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread"
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"Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it"
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"Most people when they come to you for advice, come to have their own opinions strengthened, not corrected"
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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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"There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that they can't tell the truth without lying"
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"There's a lot of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it"
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"There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness"
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"Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense"
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"Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it"
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"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself"
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"As a general thing, when a woman wears the pants in a family, she has a good right to them"
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"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself"
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"Be kind to your mother-in-law, but pay for her board at some good hotel"
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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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"I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am most certain of the first time"
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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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"It is a very delicate job to forgive a man, without lowering him in his own estimation, and yours too"
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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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"Old maids sweeten their tea with scandal"
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"Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute"
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"The thinner the ice, the more anxious is everyone to see whether it will bear"
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"There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared: twins"
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"There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply"
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"About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment"
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"I have never known a person to live to be one hundred and be remarkable for anything else"
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"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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"One of the best temporary cures for pride and affectation is seasickness; a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs"
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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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"There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory"
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"There are two kinds of fools: those who can't change their opinions and those who won't"
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"When a man comes to me for advice, I find out the kind of advice he wants, and I give it to him"
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"The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease"


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