Men are seldom more commonplace than on supreme occasions.
Quote by Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler Quotes
Friendship is like money, more easily made than kept.
Morality turns on whether the pleasure precedes or follows the pain
And so there is no God but has been in the loins of past gods.
There is such a thing as doing good that evil may come.
An open mind is all very well in its way, but it ought not to...
God and the Devil are an effort after specialization and the division of labor.
Silence is not always tact, and it is tact that is golden - not silence
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but a little want of knowledge is also...
Theist and atheist: the fight between them is as to whether God shall be called...
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Those who have never had a father can at any rate never know the sweets...
The history of the world is the record of the weakness, frailty and death of...
Morality is the custom of one's country and the current feeling of one's peers
I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is...
People in general are equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted, and seeing it...
The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one...
All truth is not to be told at all times.
There is no such source of error as the pursuit of truth.
The Athanasian Creed is to me light and intelligible reading in comparison with much that...