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Josh Billings

Fecha de nacimiento: 20. Abril 1818
Fecha de muerte: 14. Octubre 1885


Josh Billings was the pen name of 19th-century American humorist Henry Wheeler Shaw . He was a famous humor writer and lecturer in the United States, perhaps second only to Mark Twain, during the latter half of the 19th century.

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Frases Josh Billings


„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, 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"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)


„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 (1868), Chapter XXIV: "Perkussion Caps", p. 89; republished in The Complete Works of Josh Billings (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."


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

— Josh Billings
"Affurisms: Plum Pits," Josh Billings' Wit and Humor (1874)

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