Academic and aristocratic people live in such an uncommon atmosphere that common sense can rarely reach them.
Quote by Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler Quotes
Oaths are but words, and words but wind.
The dons of Oxford and Cambridge are too busy educating the young men to be...
A skilful leech is better far, than half a hundred men of war.
Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the...
All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is...
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
One who is proud of ancestry is like a turnip; there is nothing good of...
The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.
It has beeen said that the love of money is the root of all evil....
Spontaneity is only a term for man's ignorance of the gods
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
There is no true gracefulness which is not epitomized goodness.
All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
If the headache would only precede the intoxication, alcoholism would be a virtue.
For every why he had a wherefore
Life is a quarry, out of which we are to mold and chisel and complete...
One should judge by appearance only: what is hidden should remain so
If people would dare to speak to one another unreservedly, there would be a good...
Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their...
Speak when you are angry - and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.
Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.
Always tell the truth - it's the easiest thing to remember.
The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to...