Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Josh Billings
Josh Billings
Josh Billings.
BornHenry Wheeler Shaw
April 12, 1818
Lanesboro, Massachusetts
DiedOctober 14, 1885
Monterey, California
American humorist. Pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw, who as Josh Billings dispensed witty common sense in a folksy manner.

The repository contains seven quotes from Josh Billings.


Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.


A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.


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


Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

Growing OldOpinion

I have lived in the world just long enough to look carefully the second time into those things that I am most certain of the first time.


There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.

Right and Wrong

Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.