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
Self Portrait Quotes
Opinions have vested interests just as men have.
The worst thing that can happen to a man is to lose his money, the...
I am the enfant terrible of literature and science
A skilful leech is better far, than half a hundred men of war.
Justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes
If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death.
There is no bore like a clever bore.
It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in...
Justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.
We are not won by arguments that we can analyse but by tone and temper,...
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism...
People are lucky and unlucky not according to what they get absolutely, but according to...
God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
Genius is no respecter of time, trouble, money or persons, the four things around which...
The dead should be judged like criminals, impartially, but they should be allowed the benefit...
Spontaneity is only a term for man's ignorance of the gods
To know God better is only to realize how impossible it is that we should...
Self-preservation is the first law of nature.
Priests are not men of the world; it is not intended that they should be;...
A friend who cannot at a pinch remember a thing or two that never happened...