Posts Tagged 'Josh Billings'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/24/22

Josh Billings | American humorist | Britannica

In youth, we run into difficulties.  And in old age, difficulties run into us.”   —   Josh Billings

(So true.  When we’re young at least our reactions are quicker.  We lose both speed and reaction time, as we age.  So much easier for those difficulties to run smack into us.  A little tough getting this one started.  Seeing IN and INTO was a big help for me.  I didn’t even pick up on Josh Billings until about a third of the way in!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/08/22

Humorist Josh Billings by Lorin Morgan-Richards | Cowboys and indians, Old  west, Richard

The morning paper is just as necessary to an American as dew is to the grass.”   —   Josh Billings

(I guess that most of us Boomers – despite being born in the 20th Century – have closer ties to the 19th Century, than these Gen X-ers and the Zoomers, who couldn’t give a flying farthing about newspapers!  I get all out of sorts when my newspaper doesn’t come.  The E-edition is okay, but it’s just not the same.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthdays to Ron Sexsmith and to Jenny Lewis!  (Interesting tunes!)

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/08/21

The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.”   —   Josh Billings

(I usually get an argument from just about everyone.  Just sayin’!  Nah!  I guess I’m just like anyone else.  Sometimes folks agree with me, and other times they don’t.  I always like Josh Billings quotes though.  You don’t have to.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday, Darren Jesse

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


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