It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Quote by Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler Quotes
Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.
The worst thing that can happen to a man is to lose his money, the...
Death is only a larger kind of going abroad.
There is no true gracefulness which is not epitomized goodness.
Letters are like wine; if they are sound they ripen with keeping. A man should...
To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty.
To live is like to love - all reason is against it, and all healthy...
The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest...
Figures never lie, but liars often figure
I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is...
Belief like any other moving body follows the path of least resistance.
People are lucky and unlucky not according to what they get absolutely, but according to...
A physician's physiology has much the same relation to his power of healing as a...
The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.
There is nothing so unthinkable as thought, unless it be the entire absence of thought.
If people would dare to speak to one another unreservedly, there would be a good...
God as now generally conceived of is only the last witch.
Young as he was, his instinct told him that the best liar is he who...
There are no ordinary people.
Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.
Sometimes I lie awake at night, and ask, 'Where have I gone wrong?' Then a...