Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Quote by Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler Quotes
A man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is...
A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own absurdities will keep...
Spontaneity is only a term for man's ignorance of the gods
Brigands demand your money or your life; women require both.
The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating...
There is no true gracefulness which is not epitomized goodness.
The oldest books are only just out to those who have not read them.
If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death.
I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is...
God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
It is the function of vice to keep virtue within reasonable bounds.
The advantage of doing one's praising to oneself is that one can lay it on...
It is our less conscious thoughts and our less conscious actions which mainly mould our...
People are lucky and unlucky not according to what they get absolutely, but according to...
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Our ideas are for the most part like bad sixpences, and we spend our lives...
The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing should be taken...
A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures
Desperate courage makes One a majority.