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Samuel Butler Quotes


56 Samuel Butler quotes:



"The history of art is the history of revivals."
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"I believe that he was really sorry that people would not believe he was sorry that he was not more sorry."
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"Friendship is like money, easier made than kept."
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"A blind man knows he cannot see, and is glad to be led, though it be by a dog; but he that is blind in his understanding, which is the worst blindness of all, believes he sees as the best, and scorns a guide."
"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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"People care more about being thought to have taste than about being thought either good, clever or amiable."
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"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."
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"Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day."
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"If people would dare to speak to one another unreservedly, there would be a good deal less sorrow in the world a hundred years hence."
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"To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead."
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"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"
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"Conscience is thoroughly well-bred and soon leaves off talking to those who do not wish to hear it."
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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."
"The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."
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"A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg."
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