Samuel Butler

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Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler

The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them.More Samuel Butler [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People in general are equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted, and at seeing it practiced.More Samuel Butler [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense, which is shared by all that is.More Samuel Butler [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If there is any moral in Christianity, if there is anything to be learned from it, if the whole story is not profitless from first to last, it comes to this: that a man should back his own opinion against the world s.More Samuel Butler [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon culture at first, not second hand.More Samuel Butler [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People are always good company when they are doing what they really enjoy.More Samuel Butler [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.More Samuel Butler [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy -- but he who has shown the better temper.More Samuel Butler [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is nothing which at once affects a man so much and so little as his own death.More Samuel Butler [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Eating is touch carried to the bitter end.More Samuel Butler [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most. God will take care that we do not enjoy it any more than is good for us.More Samuel Butler [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An empty house is like a stray dog or a body from which life has departed.More Samuel Butler [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If God wants us to do a thing, he should make his wishes sufficiently clear. Sensible people will wait till he has done this before paying much attention to him.More Samuel Butler [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We all like to forgive, and love best not those who offend us least, nor who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.More Samuel Butler [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The healthy stomach is nothing if it is not conservative. Few radicals have good digestions.More Samuel Butler [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The public do not know enough to be experts, but know enough to decide between them.More Samuel Butler [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are more fools than knaves in the world, else the knaves would not have enough to live upon.More Samuel Butler [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.More Samuel Butler [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In matrimony, to hesitate is sometimes to be saved.More Samuel Butler [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life is one long process of getting tired.More Samuel Butler [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.More Samuel Butler [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.More Samuel Butler [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A lawyers dream of heaven; every man reclaimed his property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.More Samuel Butler [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In law, nothing is certain but the expense.More Samuel Butler [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.More Samuel Butler [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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