The history of art is the history of revivals
Quote by Samuel Butler
The worst thing that can happen to a man is to lose his money, the...
A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner, but more...
To be at all is to be religious more or less
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Life is a quarry, out of which we are to mold and chisel and complete...
To me it seems that youth is like spring, an over-praised season delightful if it...
The sinews of art and literature, like those of war, are money.
Our minds want clothes as much as our bodies.
The oldest books are only just out to those who have not read them.
Brigands demand your money or your life; women require both.
Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy....
One should judge by appearance only: what is hidden should remain so
It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in...
The extremes of glory and of shame, Like east and west, become the same No...
Opinion governs all mankind, like the blind's leading of the blind
God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
Men should not try to overstrain their goodness more than any other faculty, bodily or...
Is life worth living? This is a question for an embryo not for a man.
The only living works are those which have drained much of the author's own life...
Christ: I dislike him very much. Still, I can stand him. What I cannot stand...