Most people repent their sins by thanking God they ain't so wicked as their neighbors.
Quote by Josh Billings
Click on the picture of
Josh Billings quote
you want to see a larger version.
Josh Billings Quotes
It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash.
There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.
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.
To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.
There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together.
The man whose only pleasure in life is making money, weighs less on the moral scale than an angleworm.
The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it.
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.
Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.
The United States and Israel have a unique relationship based on our mutual commitment to democracy, freedom, and peace. Therefore, just as our commitment to these principles must be steadfast, so must our support for Israel.
My father and he had one of those English friendships which begin by avoiding intimacies and eventually eliminate speech altogether.
I want a chainsaw very badly, because I think cutting down a tree would be unbelievably satisfying. I have asked for a chainsaw for my birthday, but I think I'll probably be given jewelry instead.
That's the real secret to job creation - not borrowing and spending more money in Washington.
I mean in the South African case, many of those who were part of death squads would have been respectable members of their white community, people who went to church on Sunday, every Sunday.
A man acquainted with history may, in some respect, be said to have lived from the beginning of the world, and to have been making continual additions to his stock of knowledge in every century.
There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.
Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance.
I always had a really natural faith as a kid. Where I knew God existed and it felt very free and pretty wild and natural, and it wasn't religious.
Art is science made clear.