Samuel Butler Quotes

A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.

Samuel Butler

Justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.

Samuel Butler

In matrimony, to hesitate is sometimes to be saved.

Samuel Butler

A blind man knows he cannot see, and is glad to be led, though it be by a dog; but he that is blind in his understanding, which is the worst blindness of all, believes he sees as the best, and scorns a guide."

Samuel Butler

The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them.

Samuel Butler

Opinions have vested interests just as men have.

Samuel Butler

Youth is like spring, an overpraised season

Samuel Butler

You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.

Samuel Butler

Genius is no respecter of time, trouble, money or persons, the four things around which human affairs turn most persistently.

Samuel Butler

Adversity, if a man is set down to it by degrees, is more supportable with equanimity by most people than any great prosperity arrived at in a single lifetime

Samuel Butler

The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.

Samuel Butler

The truest characters of ignorance Are vanity, and pride, and annoyance.

Samuel Butler

Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint.

Samuel Butler

Loyalty is still the same, whether it win or lose the game; true as a dial to the sun, although it be not shined upon.

Samuel Butler

Work with some men is as besetting a sin as idleness with others

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