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Samuel Butler Quotes


56 Samuel Butler 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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"Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Food Quotes
"All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Animals Quotes British Poet 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
"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
"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
"Though wisdom cannot be gotten for gold, still less can be gotten without it."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Wisdom Quotes
"Rare virtues are like rare plants or animals, things that have not been able to hold their own in the world. A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner but more durable metal."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Virtue Quotes
"Such as take lodgings in a head that's to be let unfurnished."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Ideas Quotes
"God cannot alter the past, though historians can."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: History 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
"A genius can never expect to have a good time anywhere, if he is a genuine article, but America is about the last place in which life will be endurable at all for an inspired writer of any kind."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Funny Quotes British Poet 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
"Compound for sins they are inclined to by damning those they have no mind to."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Morality Quotes
"For most men, and most circumstances, pleasure --tangible material prosperity in this world --is the safest test of virtue. Progress has ever been through the pleasures rather than through the extreme sharp virtues, and the most virtuous have leaned to excess rather than to asceticism."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Pleasure Quotes
"In matrimony, to hesitate is sometimes to be saved."



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