Josh Billings Quotes

Never teach your child to be cunning for you may be certain that you will be one of the first victims of his shrewdness.

To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.

Don’t take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail; then you can let go when you want to.

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.

There’s a great power in words, if you don’t hitch too many of them together.

Live within your income, even if you have to borrow money to do so.

There is (sic) two things in life for which we are never fully prepared, and that is – twins.

Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has.

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.

The thinner the ice, the more anxious is everyone to see whether it will bear.