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

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

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

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

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

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

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The history of art is the history of revivals.
- 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

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

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 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

In law, nothing is certain but the expense.
- 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

Work with some men is as besetting a sin as idleness.
- Samuel Butler

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

A skilful leech is better far, than half a hundred men of war.
- Samuel Butler

It is tact that is golden, not silence.
- Samuel Butler

There is such a thing as doing good that evil may come.
- Samuel Butler

It is the function of vice to keep virtue within reasonable bounds.
- Samuel Butler

There is no such source of error as the pursuit of truth.
- Samuel Butler

You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.
- Samuel Butler

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

There is no true gracefulness which is not epitomized goodness.
- Samuel Butler

It is seldom very hard to do one's duty when one knows what it is,
but it is often exceedingly difficult to find this out.
- Samuel Butler

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

Books are like imprisoned souls till someone takes
them down from a shelf and frees them.
- Samuel Butler

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

God and the Devil are an effort after specialization
and the division of labor.
- Samuel Butler

A drunkard would not give money to sober people.
He said they would only eat it, and buy clothes and
send their children to school with it.
- Samuel Butler

Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature.
- 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

The healthy stomach is nothing if it is not conservative.
Few radicals have good digestions.
- Samuel Butler

Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap,
soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint.
- Samuel Butler

I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
- Samuel Butler

To live is like to love - all reason is against it,
and all healthy instinct for it.
- Samuel Butler

There is no bore like a clever bore.
- Samuel Butler

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

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

We are not won by arguments that we can analyse but by tone and temper,
by the manner which is the man himself.
- Samuel Butler

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing,
but a little want of knowledge is also a dangerous thing.
- Samuel Butler

Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning.
- Samuel Butler

From a worldly point of view, there is no mistake so
great as that of being always right.
- Samuel Butler

Our minds want clothes as much as our bodies.
- 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

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

The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
- Samuel Butler

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

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

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

If you follow reason far enough it always leads to
conclusions that are contrary to reason.
- 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

God as now generally conceived of is only the last witch.
- Samuel Butler

Brigands demand your money or your life;
women require both.
- Samuel Butler

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

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

If God wants us to do a thing, he should make his wishes sufficiently clear.
Sensible people will wait till he has done this before
paying much attention to him.
- Samuel Butler

The youth of an art is, like the youth of anything else,
its most interesting period.
When it has come to the knowledge of good and evil it is stronger,
but we care less about it.
- 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

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

Justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.
- Samuel Butler

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

Men are seldom more commonplace than on supreme occasions.
- Samuel Butler

A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold,
be alloyed with some commoner, but more durable alloy.
- Samuel Butler

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.
- Samuel Butler

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

Mr. Tennyson has said that more things are wrought
by prayer than this world dreams of,
but he wisely refrains from saying whether they are good or bad things.
- 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

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man
of some sense to know how to lie well.
- Samuel Butler

Men should not try to overstrain their goodness more than any other faculty,
bodily or mental.
- Samuel Butler


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