Samuel Butler Quotes


56 Samuel Butler quotes:



"Eating is touch carried to the bitter end."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Food Quotes
"Then spare the rod and spoil the child."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Punishment Quotes
"The public buys its opinions as it buys its meat, or takes in its milk, on the principle that it is cheaper to do this than to keep a cow. So it is, but the milk is more likely to be watered."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Opinions Quotes
"Though wisdom cannot be gotten for gold, still less can be gotten without it."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Wisdom Quotes
"Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat"
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Animals Quotes
"Neither irony or sarcasm is argument."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Argument Quotes Sarcasm Quotes
"The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Arrogance 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
"Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Lies And Lying Quotes British Poet Quotes
"Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Future Quotes British Poet Quotes
"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."
"The advantage of doing one's praising for oneself is that one can lay it on so thick and exactly in the right places."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Advantage Quotes British Poet Quotes
"A lawyer's dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers"
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Heaven Quotes
"Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or anything else, is always a portrait of himself, and the more he tries to conceal himself the more clearly will his character appear in spite of him."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"God cannot alter the past, though historians can."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: History Quotes British Poet Quotes
"Such as take lodgings in a head that's to be let unfurnished."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Ideas Quotes
"The history of art is the history of revivals."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Art Quotes British Poet Quotes
"A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Nature Quotes British Poet Quotes
"You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Faith 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



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