It iz an actewal fackt that most ov us work harder, tew seem happy, than we should have to, to be happy.

[It is an actual fact that most of us work harder, to seem happy, than we should have to, to be happy.]

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, “Josh Settles Up with His Correspondents Summarily” (1874)
Added on 27-Feb-09 | Last updated 29-Feb-12
Link to this post
More quotes by Billings, Josh

Leave a Reply