Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy. I you look at it to admire it, you are lost.
Quote by Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler Quotes
Theist and atheist: the fight between them is as to whether God shall be called...
Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or anything else, is...
I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
The sinews of art and literature, like those of war, are money.
Academic and aristocratic people live in such an uncommon atmosphere that common sense can rarely...
Nobody shoots at Santa Claus.
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
One should judge by appearance only: what is hidden should remain so
Figures never lie, but liars often figure
There is nothing which at once affects a man so much and so little as...
And so there is no God but has been in the loins of past gods.
A man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
People are always good company when they are doing what they really enjoy.
I really do not see much use in exalting the humble and meek; they do...
Our ideas are for the most part like bad sixpences, and we spend our lives...
Opinion governs all mankind, like the blind's leading of the blind
If you follow reason far enough it always leads to conclusions that are contrary to...
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
There is no bore like a clever bore.
Life is a quarry, out of which we are to mold and chisel and complete...