Samuel Butler Quotes

Samuel Butler Quotes: An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
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Samuel Butler Quote: To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty.
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Quotes about Samuel Butler: A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own absurdities will keep him from the commission of all sins, or nearly all, save those worth committing.
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Quote about Samuel Butler: The wish to spread those opinions that we hold conducive to our own welfare is so deeply rooted in the English character that few of us can escape its influence.
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Samuel Butler Sayings: Genius might be described as a supreme capacity for getting its possessors into trouble of all kinds
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Samuel Butler Saying: Memory and forgetfulness are as life and death to one another. To live is to remember and to remember is to live. To die is to forget and to forget is to die.
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Sayings about Samuel Butler: How often do we not see children ruined through the virtues, real or supposed, of their parents?
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Saying about Samuel Butler: There are two classes [of scientists], those who want to know, and do not care whether others think they know or not, and those who do not much care about knowing, but care very greatly about being reputed as knowing.
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Samuel Butler Quotes: It is our less conscious thoughts and our less conscious actions which mainly mould our lives and the lives of those who spring from us.
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Samuel Butler Quote: Spare the rod and spoil the child.
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Quotes about Samuel Butler: There is one class of mind that loves to lean on rules and definitions, and another that discards them as far as possible. A faddist will generally ask for a definition of faddism, and one who is not a faddist will be impatient of being asked to give one.
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Quote about Samuel Butler: Whereas, to borrow an illustration from mathematics, life was formerly an equation of, say, 100 unknown quantities, it is now one of 99 only, inasmuch as memory and heredity have been shown to be one and the same thing.
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Samuel Butler Sayings: A friend who cannot at a pinch remember a thing or two that never happened is as bad as one who does not know how to forget.
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Samuel Butler Saying: I am the enfant terrible of literature and science. If I cannot, and I know I cannot, get the literary and scientific bigwigs to give me a shilling, I can, and I know I can, heave bricks into the middle of them.
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