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."
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"The worst thing that can happen to a man is to lose his money, the next worst his health, the next worst his reputation"
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"Brigands demand your money or your life; women require both"
"Morality is the custom of one's country and the current feeling of one's peers"
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"For every why he had a wherefore."
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"Science, after all, is only an expression for our ignorance of our own ignorance."
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"All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it."
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"Arguments are like fire-arms which a man may keep at home but should not carry about with him."
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"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"
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"Young as he was, his instinct told him that the best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way - who husbands it too carefully to waste it where it can be dispensed with"
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"Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule."
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"In law, nothing is certain but the expense."
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"There are two great rules of life; the one general and the other particular. The first is that everyone can, in the end, get what he wants, if he only tries. That is the general rule. The particular rule is that every individual is, more or less, an exception to the rule."
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"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
"Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself"



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