821 – “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 [Note, spelling is exact to sources]

Quote Number:  392

Source: Billings, Josh. Josh Billings on Ice, and Other Things. G. W. Carleton & Co: New York.. 1868. Pg 89. Online Here.
Republished in Josh Billings. The Complete Works of Josh Billings. G. W. Carleton & Co: New York. 1876. Pg 248. Online Here.

Source Notes: This quote is often paraphrased as “Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well,” as well as other similar variants.


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