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42 Famous Quotes by Samuel Butler
12/4/1835 - 6/18/1902
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Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.

Lies Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Love lost Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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All animals except man know that the ultimate point of life is to enjoy it. -Samuel Butler.

Life Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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The reasonable man adapts himself to the world, but the unreasonable man tries to adapt the world to him--therefore, all progress depends upon the unreasonable man.

Progress Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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Everyone should keep a mental wastepaper basket, and the older he grows, the more things will he promptly consign to it.

Waste Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.

Arrogance Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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Independence is essential for permanent but fatal to immediate success.

Independence Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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Life is one long process of getting tired.

Life Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.

Lying Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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We payt a person the complement of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.

Lying Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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

Music Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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

Boredom Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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

Lawyers Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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One who is proud of ancestry is like a turnip; there is nothing good of him but that which is underground

Ancestry Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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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

Extremes Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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

Logic Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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To be at all is to be religious more or less

Religious love Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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Spontaneity is only a term for man's ignorance of the gods

Spontaneity Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.

Vanity Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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He that complies against his will, Is of his own opinion still.

Freedom Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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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.

Nature Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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The function of vice is to keep virtue within reasonable bounds.

Vices Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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Conscience is thoroughly well-bred and soon leaves off talking to those who do not wish to hear it.

Conscience Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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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.

Dogs Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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

Evil Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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