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42 Famous Quotes by Samuel Butler
12/4/1835 - 6/18/1902
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Life is one long process of getting tired.

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

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

Boredom 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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Though wisdom cannot be gotten with gold, still less can it be gotten without it.

Gold 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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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 lost at all.

Loss 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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Opinions have vested interests just as men have.

Opinions Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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It is tact that is golden, not silence.

Tact Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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

Truth Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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The wish to spread those opinions that we hold conducive to our own welfare is so deeply rooted in the English character that few of us can escape its influence.

Welfare Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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