Josh Billings (April 12, 1818 - October 14, 1885)
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Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you hold well
Life is a grindstone, and whether it grinds a man down or polishes him up depends on the stuff he's made of
The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his way
Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.
Commodity funds now believe that the dollar can only weaken further so they have nothing to lose by getting heavily into gold.
From the first day, I've seen him relax and try to enjoy the game. He knows what he's doing.
I've developed a new philosophy... I only dread one day at a time.