Morality turns on whether the pleasure precedes or follows the pain
Quote by Samuel Butler
People care more about being thought to have taste than about being thought either good,...
The history of art is the history of revivals.
Opinions have vested interests just as men have.
Friendship is like money, more easily made than kept.
If I die prematurely I shall be saved from being bored to death at my...
The worst thing that can happen to a man is to lose his money, the...
For most men, and most circumstances, pleasure --tangible material prosperity in this world --is the...
A skilful leech is better far, than half a hundred men of war.
The sinews of art and literature, like those of war, are money.
Women can stand a beating except when it is with their own weapons.
Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything...
Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.
I am; therefore, I think.
Men are seldom more commonplace than on supreme occasions.
The advantage of doing one's praising for oneself is that one can lay it on...
To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but...
The extremes of glory and of shame, Like east and west, become the same No...
Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes...
If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
Think of all the beauty that's still left in and around you and be happy!