Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
Quote by Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler Quotes
If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death.
A man's friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage - but they are also...
Vaccination is the medical sacrament corresponding to baptism. Whether it is or is not more...
He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still.
When the water of a place is bad it is safest to drink none that...
We think as we do, mainly because other people think so
Neither irony or sarcasm is argument.
The dons of Oxford and Cambridge are too busy educating the young men to be...
A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon...
Death is only a larger kind of going abroad.
Men are seldom more commonplace than on supreme occasions.
A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
For most men, and most circumstances, pleasure --tangible material prosperity in this world --is the...
One should judge by appearance only: what is hidden should remain so
To be at all is to be religious more or less
The only living works are those which have drained much of the author's own life...
A friend who cannot at a pinch remember a thing or two that never happened...
Mr. Tennyson has said that more things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams...
The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be...
The sinews of art and literature, like those of war, are money.