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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


„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."

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