Josh Billings Quotes

A slander is like a hornet; if you cannot kill it dead the first blow, better not strike at it.

Confess your sins to the Lord, and you will be forgiven; confess them to men, and you will be laughed at.

Silence is said to be golden, but the best fools the world has ever produced had nothing to say on the subject.

About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.

Pity costs nothing, and it ain’t worth nothing.

There may come a time when the lion and the lamb will lie down together, but I am still betting on the lion.

A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates.

Occasions are rare; and those who know how to seize upon them are rarer.

One half the troubles of this life can be traced to saying “yes” too quickly and not saying “no” soon enough.

Most people repent of their sins by thanking God they ain’t so wicked as their neighbor.