Quotes by Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler

English poet

Alive from: 1612-1680

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

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    An honest god's the noblest work of man.
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    Arguments are like fire-arms which a man may keep at home but should not carry about with him.
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    Because they did not see merit where they should have seen it, people, to express their regret, will go and leave a lot of money to the very people who will be the first to throw stones at the next person who has anything to say and finds a difficulty in getting a hearing.
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    Belief like any other moving body follows the path of least resistance.
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    Birth and death are so closely related that one could not destroy either without destroying the other at the same time. It is extinction that makes creation possible.
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    Compound for sins they are inclined to by damning those they have no mind to.
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    Conscience is thoroughly well-bred and soon leaves off talking to those who do not wish to hear it.
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    Don't learn to do, but learn in doing. Let your falls not be on a prepared ground, but let them be bona fide falls in the rough and tumble of the world.
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    Eating is touch carried to the bitter end.
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    Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
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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.
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    Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint.
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    For every why he had a wherefore.
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    For most men, and most circumstances, pleasure - tangible material prosperity in this world - is the safest test of virtue. Progress has ever been through the pleasures rather than through the extreme sharp virtues, and the most virtuous have leaned to excess rather than to asceticism.
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    For truth is precious and divine, too rich a pearl for carnal swine.
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