People are always good company when they are doing what they really enjoy.
Quote by Samuel Butler
Authority intoxicates, And makes mere sots of magistrates; The fumes of it invade the brain,...
God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall...
To live is like to love - all reason is against it, and all healthy...
There is no such source of error as the pursuit of truth.
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
Young as he was, his instinct told him that the best liar is he who...
The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
The phrase 'unconscious humor' is the one contribution I have made to the current literature...
The only living works are those which have drained much of the author's own life...
Self-preservation is the first law of nature.
To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty.
Brigands demand your money or your life; women require both.
No mistake is more common and more fatuous than appealing to logic in cases which...
For truth is precious and divine, too rich a pearl for carnal swine.
A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon...
People care more about being thought to have taste than about being thought either good,...
A physician's physiology has much the same relation to his power of healing as a...
The sinews of art and literature, like those of war, are money.