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42 Famous Quotes by Samuel Butler
12/4/1835 - 6/18/1902
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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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'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.

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

Love 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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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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