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Samuel Butler Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Jun 2021
Samuel Butler Topics
Law And Lawyers
Men And Women
The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing that you know things, and believing I n the Christian religion.
The course of true anything never does run smooth.
The greatest 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.
Dog Lover quotes
Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
Self Portrait quotes
I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.
Get Well quotes
Brigands demand your money or your life; women require both.
A man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
Being Bored quotes
Friendship is like money, more easily made than kept.
Oaths are but words, and words but wind.
Broken Promises quotes
To live is like to love - all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Cute Life quotes
Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Cute Life quotes
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
Lost Friendship quotes
If you follow reason far enough it always leads to conclusions that are contrary to reason
Spontaneity is only a term for man's ignorance of the gods
To me it seems that youth is like spring, an over-praised season delightful if it happens to be a favored one, but in practice very rarely favored and more remarkable, as a general rule, for biting east winds than genial breezes
Fall Season quotes
Youth is like spring, an overpraised season
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.
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.
The extremes of glory and of shame, Like east and west, become the same No Indian prince has to his palace - More followers than a thief to the gallows
Self-preservation is the first law of nature.
50th Wedding Anniversary
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