To be thoroughly good-natured, and yet avoid being imposed upon, shows great strength ov character.

[To be thoroughly good-natured, and yet avoid being imposed upon, shows great strength of character.]

Josh Billings (1818-1885) American humorist [pseud. of Henry Wheeler Shaw]
Everybody’s Friend, Or; Josh Billing’s Encyclopedia and Proverbial Philosophy of Wit and Humor, “Hot Korn” (1874)
Added on 5-Feb-09 | Last updated 29-Feb-12
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