Samuel Butler Quotes


56 Samuel Butler quotes:



"The advantage of doing one's praising for oneself is that one can lay it on so thick and exactly in the right places."
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"The advantage of doing one's praising to oneself is that one can lay it on so thick and exactly in the right places"
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Advantage Quotes
"There is nothing so unthinkable as thought, unless it be the entire absence of thought."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Absence Quotes British Poet Quotes
"It is our less conscious thoughts and our less conscious actions which mainly mould our lives and the lives of those who spring from us."
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"A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Nature Quotes British Poet Quotes
"Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them."
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"Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Funny Quotes British Poet Quotes
"To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Death Quotes British Poet Quotes
"The history of art is the history of revivals."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Art Quotes British Poet Quotes
"In law, nothing is certain but the expense."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Legal Quotes British Poet Quotes
"God cannot alter the past, though historians can."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: History Quotes British Poet Quotes
"Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Experience Quotes British Poet Quotes
"Friendship is like money, easier made than kept."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Money Quotes British Poet Quotes
"Genius is a nuisance, and it is the duty of schools and colleges to abate it by setting genius-traps in its way."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Duty Quotes
"It has beeen said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly."
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"The thief. Once committed beyond a certain point he should not worry himself too much about not being a thief any more. Thieving is God's message to him. Let him try and be a good thief."
"Let who will boast their courage in the field, I find but little safety from my shield. Nature's, not honour's, law we must obey: This made me cast my useless shield away, And by a prudent flight and cunning save a life, which valour could not, from"
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself"
"Neither irony or sarcasm is argument."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Argument Quotes Sarcasm Quotes
"Arguments are like fire-arms which a man may keep at home but should not carry about with him."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Argument Quotes



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