Don't learn to do, but learn in doing. Let your falls not be on a prepared ground, but let them be bona fide falls in the rough and tumble of the world.
Quote by Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler Quotes
Self-preservation is the first law of nature.
Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he...
Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise, and tunes herself, as...
The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing should be taken...
The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be...
A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own absurdities will keep...
For every why he had a wherefore
To be at all is to be religious more or less
A man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism...
For truth is precious and divine, too rich a pearl for carnal swine.
Belief like any other moving body follows the path of least resistance.
The Bible may be the truth, but it is not the whole truth and nothing...
Silence and tact may or may not be the same thing.
I really do not see much use in exalting the humble and meek; they do...
All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
Spontaneity is only a term for man's ignorance of the gods
There is no bore like a clever bore.
The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense, which is shared by...
If you follow reason far enough it always leads to conclusions that are contrary to...