Quotes by Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler

English poet

Alive from: 1612-1680

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

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    The money men make lives after them.
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    The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.
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    The most perfect humor and irony is generally quite unconscious.
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    The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them.
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    The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.
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    The only living works are those which have drained much of the author's own life into them.
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    The public buys its opinions as it buys its meat, or takes in its milk, on the principle that it is cheaper to do this than to keep a cow. So it is, but the milk is more likely to be watered.
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    The public do not know enough to be experts, but know enough to decide between them.
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    The thief. Once committed beyond a certain point he should not worry himself too much about not being a thief any more. Thieving is God's message to him. Let him try and be a good thief.
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    The three most important things a man has are, briefly, his private parts, his money, and his religious opinions.
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    The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.
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    The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense, which is shared by all that is.
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    The want of money is the root of all evil.
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    The world will only, in the end, follow those who have despised as well as served it.
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    The youth of an art is, like the youth of anything else, its most interesting period. When it has come to the knowledge of good and evil it is stronger, but we care less about it.
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