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Life is like music; it must be composed by ear,
by Samuel Butler

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear,
feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
- Samuel Butler

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
- Samuel Butler

A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
- Samuel Butler

A physician's physiology has much the same relation
to his power of healing as a cleric's divinity has
to his power of influencing conduct.
- Samuel Butler

 

The history of art is the history of revivals.
- Samuel Butler

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly
terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
- Samuel Butler

The most important service rendered
by the press and the magazines
is that of educating people
to approach printed matter with distrust.
- Samuel Butler

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In law, nothing is certain but the expense.
- Samuel Butler

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning
the instrument as one goes on.
- Samuel Butler

God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
- Samuel Butler

To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die,
but he can never know that he is dead.
- Samuel Butler

A man's friendships are, like his will,
invalidated by marriage -
but they are also no less invalidated
by the marriage of his friends.
- Samuel Butler

Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children.
- Samuel Butler

People are always good company when they are doing what they really enjoy.
- Samuel Butler

A lawyer's dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his
property at the resurrection,
and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.
- Samuel Butler

I really do not see much use in exalting the humble and meek;
they do not remain humble and meek long when they are exalted.
- Samuel Butler

We shall never get people whose time is money to take much interest in atoms.
- Samuel Butler

In the midst of vice we are in virtue,
and vice versa.
- Samuel Butler

To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy,
the true empire of beauty.
- Samuel Butler

Man is God's highest present development.
He is the latest thing in God.
- Samuel Butler

If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do,
we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do.
- Samuel Butler

Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.
- Samuel Butler

I never knew a writer yet who took the smallest pains
with his style and was at the same time readable.
- Samuel Butler

Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy.
I you look at it to admire it, you are lost.
- Samuel Butler

Self-preservation is the first law of nature.
- Samuel Butler

The dons of Oxford and Cambridge are too busy educating
the young men to be able to teach them anything.
- Samuel Butler

The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.
- Samuel Butler

All philosophies, if you ride them home,
are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others.
- Samuel Butler

Life is one long process of getting tired.
- Samuel Butler

The Athanasian Creed is to me light and intelligible
reading in comparison with much that now passes for science.
- Samuel Butler

Those who have never had a father can at any rate never
know the sweets of losing one.
To most men the death of his father is a new lease of life.
- Samuel Butler

It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who
scores most in controversy -
but he who has shown the better temper.
- Samuel Butler

Letters are like wine; if they are sound they ripen with keeping.
A man should lay down letters as he does a cellar of wine.
- Samuel Butler

God was satisfied with his own work,
and that is fatal.
- Samuel Butler

To know God better is only to realize how impossible
it is that we should ever know him at all.
I know not which is more childish to deny him,
or define him.
- Samuel Butler

Though analogy is often misleading, it is the least
misleading thing we have.
- Samuel Butler

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire
on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
- Samuel Butler

He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most.
God will take care that we do not enjoy it any more than is good for us.
- Samuel Butler

There is nothing which at once affects a man so much
and so little as his own death.
- Samuel Butler

People in general are equally horrified at hearing
the Christian religion doubted,
and at seeing it practiced.
- Samuel Butler

Let every man be true and every god a liar.
- Samuel Butler

Marriage is distinctly and repeatedly excluded from heaven.
Is this because it is thought likely to mar the general felicity?
- Samuel Butler

Most people have never learned that one of the main
aims in life is to enjoy it.
- Samuel Butler

The seven deadly sins: Want of money,
bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties,
knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion.
- Samuel Butler

Christ: I dislike him very much.
Still, I can stand him.
What I cannot stand is the wretched band of people
whose profession is to hoodwink us about him.
- Samuel Butler

Life is a quarry, out of which we are to mold and chisel
and complete a character.
- Samuel Butler

In old times people used to try and square the circle;
now they try and devise schemes for satisfying the Irish nation.
- Samuel Butler

The worst thing that can happen to a man is to lose his money,
the next worst his health, the next worst his reputation.
- Samuel Butler

The history of the world is the record of the weakness,
frailty and death of public opinion.
- Samuel Butler

He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still.
- Samuel Butler

People care more about being thought to have taste
than about being thought either good,
clever or amiable.
- Samuel Butler

Priests are not men of the world; it is not intended that they should be;
and a University training is the one best adapted to
prevent their becoming so.
- Samuel Butler

When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing,
it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will
tell a hundred years hence.
- Samuel Butler

Logic is like the sword - those who appeal to it,
shall perish by it.
- Samuel Butler

To die is but to leave off dying and do the thing once for all.
- Samuel Butler

People are lucky and unlucky not according to what they get absolutely,
but according to the ratio between what they get and
what they have been led to expect.
- Samuel Butler

If the headache would only precede the intoxication,
alcoholism would be a virtue.
- Samuel Butler

The want of money is the root of all evil.
- Samuel Butler

The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of
lying go the longest way.
- Samuel Butler

It is a wise tune that knows its own father,
and I like my music to be the legitimate offspring of respectable parents.
- Samuel Butler

Belief like any other moving body follows the path of least resistance.
- Samuel Butler

Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise,
and tunes herself, as it were, a trifle sharp to allow
for an inevitable fall in playing.
- Samuel Butler

Let us eat and drink neither forgetting death unduly nor remembering it.
The Lord hath mercy on whom he will have mercy,
etc., and the less we think about it the better.
- Samuel Butler

The dead should be judged like criminals,
impartially, but they should be allowed the benefit of the doubt.
- Samuel Butler

Neither irony or sarcasm is argument.
- Samuel Butler

One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten,
and to leave off fighting at once.
- Samuel Butler

Oaths are but words, and words are but wind.
- Samuel Butler

Young people have a marvelous faculty of either dying
or adapting themselves to circumstances.
- Samuel Butler

If life must not be taken too seriously,
then so neither must death.
- Samuel Butler

All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
- Samuel Butler

There is nothing so unthinkable as thought,
unless it be the entire absence of thought.
- Samuel Butler


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