The Athanasian Creed is to me light and intelligible reading in comparison with much that now passes for science.
Quote by Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler Quotes
Silence is not always tact, and it is tact that is golden - not silence
Justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.
I really do not see much use in exalting the humble and meek; they do...
The dead should be judged like criminals, impartially, but they should be allowed the benefit...
The youth of an art is, like the youth of anything else, its most interesting...
I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is...
Brigands demand your money or your life; women require both.
Death is only a larger kind of going abroad.
In old times people used to try and square the circle; now they try and...
All truth is not to be told at all times.
Our ideas are for the most part like bad sixpences, and we spend our lives...
The only living works are those which have drained much of the author's own life...
Silence and tact may or may not be the same thing.
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.
God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
Books are like imprisoned souls till someone takes them down from a shelf and frees...
There is no bore like a clever bore.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
Christ: I dislike him very much. Still, I can stand him. What I cannot stand...