Josh Billings had some great quotes

I just learned about a late writer and philosopher who came up with some great sayings. His pen name was Josh Billings (real name was Henry Wheeler Shaw), and he lived from 1818 until 1885.

His writings and lectures were apparently very popular during his lifetime. Some even compared him to Mark Twain.

I can already see why he was so appreciated. Here are some of my favorite quotes of his:

“One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.”

“There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.”

“Friendship is like earthenware, once broken it can be mended. Love is like a mirror, once broken that ends it.”

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

“Love looks through a telescope; envy, through microscope.”

And my favorite, duh-duh-duh:

“Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first.”

I love the way that man’s mind worked!!! I totally agree!

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