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Billings, Josh, 1818-1885 [1866], Josh Billings, hiz sayings. With comic illustrations. (Carleton, New York) [word count] [eaf674T].
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I think the fools do more hurt in this world than
the raskals.

The prinsipal differense between a luxury and a
necesaary iz, the prise.

Awl men hav cunning, and sum men hav wisdum.

If I aint mistaken, the best wa tew git religion,
iz tew git honesta, and truth, and a sprinklin ov
morality fust, and see how they agree with us.

What a man spends in this life, he saves: what
he dont git want ment for him, and what he saves,
he loozes.

Fame iz like a crop ov kanada thissells, very eazy
tew sow, but hard tew reap.

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“Familiarity breeds contempt.” this iz so — jist
as soon az we git familiarized with castor ile, for instance
we contempt it.

Life is short, but it iz long enuff to ruin enny
man who wants tew be ruined.

When the soul iz in grief, it iz taking root, and
when it iz in smiles, it iz taking wing.

The grate art in writing well, iz tew kno when
tew stop.

Every time yu forgive a man yu weaken him, and
strengthen yurself.

Mi private opinion iz. that i should prefer boned
fish tew boned turkey.

“Giv the devil his due,” but be very kerful that
thare aint mutch due him.

It haz bin obsarved, “that corporashuns haint
got enny souls.” Thare iz excepshuns tew this rule,
for i kno ov several that hav got the meanest kind
ov souls.

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After a man has rode fast onse, he never wants
tew go slow agin.

“Sparks fly upward.” Old maids will pleaze
make a note ov this.

“What will it proffit a man, if he gain the whole
wurld, and loze his own soul? i answer, nothing:
but thare are cases, whare thare wouldn't be enny
loss tew speek ov.

“Think twice before yu speak onse,” but don't
think, “d—n it.”

Thare iz onla one thing that i blame Adam for,
and that iz, when he had the onla woman on arth,
he didn't git her warranted.

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Billings, Josh, 1818-1885 [1866], Josh Billings, hiz sayings. With comic illustrations. (Carleton, New York) [word count] [eaf674T].
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