Posts Tagged 'Josh Billings'

Cryptoqote Spoiler – 08/08/19

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Advice is like castor oil, easy to give, but dreadful uneasy to take.”   —   Josh Billings

(I kind of cheated with today’s cryptoquote.  It took me a few looks, but I finally recognized the author.  Fortunately, castor oil was before my time.  I’ve heard that it tasted nasty!  But, I heard from my Mom that Fletcher’s Castoria had a nice taste to it.  And, it was VERY effective!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/10/19

The road to ruin is always kept in good repair, and travelers pay the expense of it.”   —   Josh Billings

(Josh deserves to be better remembered.  He was the folksy American humorist before anybody even heard of Mark Twain.  Not saying he was better.  Just saying he was good.  How true is today’s quote???  Be well and do good, friends.  Stay off that road!)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/23/18

Words are often seen hunting for an idea, but ideas are never seen hunting for words.”   —   Josh Billings

(Josh was usually funnier than this.  There’s truth in this quote, but not so much humor.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/09/15

Josh Billings

Josh Billings (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If there was no faith there would be no living in this world.  We couldn’t even eat hash in safety.”   —   Josh Billings

(Josh is one of my very favorite quote-sters!  The funny thing is, I’m not even sure I was aware of him until I started solving these cryptoquotes.  I’m sure I knew some of his famous sayings, but I probably thought they came from from Twain or Rogers.  I’m glad I haven’t stopped learning things!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/07/15

English: APBTs are wonderful companion dogs an...

English: APBTs are wonderful companion dogs and love to socialize with “their” humans. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.”   —   Josh Billings

(That’s why I love dogs!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/07/15

Spanish Fighting Bull II by Alexander Fiske-Ha...

Spanish Fighting Bull II by Alexander Fiske-Harrison (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Don’t take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail; then you can let go when you want to.”   —   Josh Billings

Josh Billings

Josh Billings (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I think this guy was every bit as funny as Mark Twain!  Taking the bull by the horns is a great metaphor, but, if taken literally, could be very hazardous to your health!  Be well and do good, friends.  And, that’s no bull!)   —   YUR

(Easy) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/05/13

Josh Billings

Josh Billings (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.”   —   Josh Billings

Sam Elliot -The Big Lebowski

Sam Elliot -The Big Lebowski (Photo credit: Cowgirl111)

(One of my favorite 19th Century quotists!  A great American!  I love on the job training.  Beats book learnin’!  Know what I’d like to see, folks?  A Josh Billings one-man show starring Sam Elliot!  Wouldn’t that be perfect casting???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/05/13

 

English: CBP Office of Field Operations agent ...

English: CBP Office of Field Operations agent checking the authenticity of a travel document at an international airport using a stereomicroscope. Original description by CBP: “Checking the authenticity of a travel document is a critical part of a CBP Officer’s duties.” Español: Agente de la Oficina de Operaciones de Campo de la CBP verificando la autenticidad de un documento de viaje en un aeropuerto internacional empleando un estéreo-microscopio. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Love looks through a telescope;  envy, through a microscope.”   —   Josh Billings

(I think that jealousy also looks through the microscope.  And, all the other petty shit for that matter!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/24/13

Josh Billings

Josh Billings (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.”   —   Josh Billings

(I think old Josh just might be my favorite quotemeister!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/30/13

 

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves yo...

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. (Photo credit: chris zerbes)

Every man has his follies – and often they are the most interesting thing he has got.”   —   Josh Billings

(Not being a man of letters, or great accomplishment, I guess this applies to me as much as anyone else.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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