All philosophies, if you ride them home, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others.
Quote by Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler Quotes
Opinion governs all mankind, like the blind's leading of the blind
Work with some men is as besetting a sin as idleness.
Figures never lie, but liars often figure
The oldest books are only just out to those who have not read them.
It has beeen said that the love of money is the root of all evil....
Oaths are but words, and words but wind.
Neither irony or sarcasm is argument.
All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is...
If I die prematurely I shall be saved from being bored to death at my...
There is no bore like a clever bore.
Loyalty is still the same, whether it win or lose the game; true as a...
If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall...
What is faith but a kind of betting or speculation after all? It should be,...
My main wish is to get my books into other people's rooms, and to keep...
Logic is like the sword--those who appeal to it shall perish by it.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
To know God better is only to realize how impossible it is that we should...
Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by...
Life is a journey
Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.
The trumpet does no more stun you by its loudness, than a whisper teases you...