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Josh Billings
1818 - 1885

American humourist, pseudonym for Henry Wheeler Shaw

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Josh Billings, Hiz Sayings
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The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.

from Conduct of Life
The trouble with people is not that they don't know but that they know so much that ain't so.

1874 - from Josh Billings' Encyclopedia of Wit and Wisdom
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.