The function of vice is to keep virtue within reasonable bounds.
Quote by Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler Quotes
Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children.
X-rays will prove to be a hoax
The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself...
The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.
No mistake is more common and more fatuous than appealing to logic in cases which...
Logic is like the sword - those who appeal to it, shall perish by it.
Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything...
Look before you leap for as you sow, ye are like to reap.
There is no such source of error as the pursuit of truth.
Be virtuous and you will be vicious.
Some men love truth so much that they seem to be in continual fear lest...
A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own absurdities will keep...
God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.
The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing...
They say the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription....
Though analogy is often misleading, it is the least misleading thing we have.
It has beeen said that the love of money is the root of all evil....
The best thing for being sad, replied Merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, is to...
Those that marry for money sell their liberty.