Quotes by Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler

English poet

Alive from: 1612-1680

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

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    For Wealth are all things that conduce, to one's destruction or their use. A standard both to buy and sell, all things from heaven down to hell.
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    Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
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    From a worldly point of view, there is no mistake so great as that of being always right.
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    God cannot alter the past, but historians can.
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    Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderated use rather than total abstinence.
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    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.
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    He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still.
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    I consider being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill.
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    I do not mind lying but I hate inaccuracy.
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    I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
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    I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.
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    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.
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    If life must not be taken too seriously - then so neither must death.
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    If the headache would only precede the intoxication, alcoholism would be a virue.
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    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.
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