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Josh Billings

Date de naissance: 20. avril 1818
Date de décès: 14. octobre 1885

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Josh Billings était écrivain américain.

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Citations Josh Billings

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„It iz comparitively eazy tew repent ov the sins that we hav committed, but tew repent ov thoze which we intend to commit, is asking tew mutch ov enny man, now days.“

— Josh Billings
Affurisms: Jews Harps http://books.google.com/books?id=pkM1AAAAMAAJ&q=%22It+iz+comparitively+eazy+tew+repent+ov+the+sins+that+we+hav+committed+but+tew+repent+ov+thoze+which+we+intend+to+commit+is+asking+tew+mutch+ov+enny+man+now+days%22&pg=PA164#v=onepage, Josh Billings' Wit and Humor (1874)

„The lion and the lamb may, possibly, sumtime lay down in this world together for a fu minnits, but when the lion kums tew git up, the lamb will be missing.“

— Josh Billings
Affurisms: Slips of the Pen http://books.google.com/books?id=Wpk_AAAAYAAJ&q="The+lion+and+the+lamb+may+possibly+sumtime+lay+down+in+this+world+together+for+a+fu+minnits+but+when+the+lion+kums+tew+git+up+the+lamb+will+be+missing"&pg=PA227#v=onepage The Complete Works of Josh Billings (1876)

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„As in a game ov cards, so in the game ov life, we must play what is dealt tew us, and the glory consists, not so mutch in winning, as in playing a poor hand well.“

— Josh Billings
Josh Billings on Ice, and Other Things https://archive.org/details/joshbillingsoni00billgoog (1868), Chapter XXIV: "Perkussion Caps", p. 89; republished in The Complete Works of Josh Billings http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/36556 (1876), Chapter 141: "Ods and Ens", p. 248. Often paraphrased as "Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well."

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„Most people when they cum tew yu for advice cum tew hav their own opinyuns strengthened, not correkted.“

— Josh Billings
"Affurisms: Plum Pits," http://books.google.com/books?id=pkM1AAAAMAAJ&q=%22Most+people+when+they+cum+tew+yu+for+advice+cum+tew+hav+their+own+opinyuns+strengthened+not+correkted%22&pg=PA180#v=onepage Josh Billings' Wit and Humor (1874)

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