Quotes – Josh Billings

Josh Billings

Josh Billings was the pen name of 19th-century American humorist Henry Wheeler Shaw (April 21, 1818 – October 14, 1885). Although his reputation has not endured so well with later generations, in the latter half of the 19th century he was a famous humor writer and lecturer in the United States, perhaps second only to Mark Twain.

“There are two kinds of fools: those who can’t change their opinions and those who won’t.”  Josh Billings

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.” Josh Billings

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

“As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.” Josh Billings

“Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn’t be any fun living in it, or profit.” Josh Billings