There is no such source of error as the pursuit of truth.
Quote by Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler Quotes
A man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
For truth is precious and divine, too rich a pearl for carnal swine.
People care more about being thought to have taste than about being thought either good,...
Friendship is like money, more easily made than kept.
If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death.
The dons of Oxford and Cambridge are too busy educating the young men to be...
The history of art is the history of revivals.
Cleanliness is almost as bad as godliness
The extremes of glory and of shame, Like east and west, become the same No...
If I die prematurely I shall be saved from being bored to death at my...
And so there is no God but has been in the loins of past gods.
The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise, and tunes herself, as...
He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still.
Let every man be true and every god a liar.
Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy....
What is faith but a kind of betting or speculation after all? It should be,...
Death is only a larger kind of going abroad.
The three most important things a man has are, briefly, his private parts, his money,...
The history of the world is the record of the weakness, frailty and death of...