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42 Famous Quotes by Samuel Butler
12/4/1835 - 6/18/1902
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It has been said that although God cannot alter the past, historians can --it is perhaps because they can be useful to Him in this respect that He tolerates their existence.

History Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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God cannot alter the past, though historians can.

History Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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Feast of Harriet Monsell of Clewer, Religious, 1883 The New Jerusalem, when it comes, will probably be found so far to resemble the old as to stone its prophets freely.

Christianity Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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

Agreement 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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Life is the art of drawing sufficent conclusions from insufficient premises.

Life Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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

Life 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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To live is to love; all reason is against it; instinct is for it.

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

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

Reason Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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The Bible may be the truth, but it is not the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by Samuel Butler

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Silence is not always tact, and it is tact that is golden, not silence.

Tact 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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