Oaths are but words, and words are but wind.
Quote by Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler Quotes
The history of art is the history of revivals
There is no bore like a clever bore.
Letters are like wine; if they are sound they ripen with keeping. A man should...
It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil....
When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing, it will...
Morality turns on whether the pleasure precedes or follows the pain
If the headache would only precede the intoxication, alcoholism would be a virtue.
Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything...
Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature.
And so there is no God but has been in the loins of past gods.
Figures never lie, but liars often figure
To be at all is to be religious more or less
We're all proud of making little mistakes. It gives us the feeling we don't make...
All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is...
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
People are always good company when they are doing what they really enjoy.
Those who have never had a father can at any rate never know the sweets...
Death is only a larger kind of going abroad.
Justice is my being allowed to do whatever I like. Injustice is whatever prevents my...
Is life worth living? This is a question for an embryo not for a man.