Quotes by Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler

English poet

Alive from: 1612-1680

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

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    People in general are equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted, and at seeing it practiced.
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    Rare virtues are like rare plants or animals, things that have not been able to hold their own in the world. A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner but more durable metal.
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    Science, after all, is only an expression for our ignorance of our own ignorance.
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    Silence is not always tact, but it is tact that is golden, not silence.
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    Such as take lodgings in a head that's to be let unfurnished.
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    The advantage of doing one's praising for oneself is that one can lay it on so thick and exactly in the right places.
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    The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.
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    The clergyman is expected to be a kind of human Sunday.
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    The dead should be judged like criminals, impartially, but they should be allowed the benefit of the doubt.
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    The function of vice is to keep virtue within reasonable bounds.
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    The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
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    The healthy stomach is nothing if it is not conservative. Few radicals have good digestions.
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    The hen is an egg's way of producing another egg.
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    The history of art is the history of revivals.
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    The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
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