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Josh Billings

Data de nascimento: 20. Abril 1818
Data de falecimento: 14. Outubro 1885

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Josh Billings, pseudônimo de Henry Wheeler Shaw foi um humorista.

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

— Josh Billings
"Affurisms: Plum Pits," http://books.google.com/books?id=pkM1AAAAMAAJ&q=%22Most+people+when+they+cum+tew+yu+for+advice+cum+tew+hav+their+own+opinyuns+strengthened+not+correkted%22&pg=PA180#v=onepage Josh Billings' Wit and Humor (1874)

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„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 https://archive.org/details/joshbillingsoni00billgoog (1868), Chapter XXIV: "Perkussion Caps", p. 89; republished in The Complete Works of Josh Billings http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/36556 (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."

„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 http://books.google.com/books?id=pkM1AAAAMAAJ&q=%22It+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%22&pg=PA164#v=onepage, Josh Billings' Wit and Humor (1874)

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„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 http://books.google.com/books?id=Wpk_AAAAYAAJ&q="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)

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