People are lucky and unlucky not according to what they get absolutely, but according to the ratio between what they get and what they have been led to expect.
Quote by Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler Quotes
In old times people used to try and square the circle; now they try and...
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty.
Women can stand a beating except when it is with their own weapons.
Faith - you can do very little with it, but you can do nothing without...
One should judge by appearance only: what is hidden should remain so
The Ancient Mariner would not have taken so well if it had been called The...
I really do not see much use in exalting the humble and meek; they do...
Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
No mistake is more common and more fatuous than appealing to logic in cases which...
There are more fools than knaves in the world, else the knaves would not have...
Justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.
Oaths are but words, and words but wind.
Self-preservation is the first law of nature.
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to...
The want of money is the root of all evil.
Genius is no respecter of time, trouble, money or persons, the four things around which...
It doesn't matter whether you are rich or poor as long as you've got money.
The art is not in making money, but in keeping it.