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Samuel Butler


Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.

Samuel Butler

#Aims #Enjoy #Learned


It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.

Samuel Butler

#Lost #Loved #Romantic


Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.

Samuel Butler

#Experience #Goes On #Learning #Life #Violin


Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.

Samuel Butler

#Art #Art Drawing #Drawing #Premises


Life is not an exact science, it is an art.

Samuel Butler

#Art #Exact #Science


Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children.

Samuel Butler

#Children #Earth #Funny #Last #Parents


To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.

Samuel Butler

#Dead #Death #Die #Himself


An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.

Samuel Butler

#Apology


Priests are not men of the world; it is not intended that they should be; and a University training is the one best adapted to prevent their becoming so.

Samuel Butler

#Butler #Intended


The sinews of art and literature, like those of war, are money.

Samuel Butler


Christ and The Church: If he were to apply for a divorce on the grounds of cruelty, adultery and desertion, he would probably get one.

Samuel Butler

#Desertion


It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly.

Samuel Butler


A drunkard would not give money to sober people. He said they would only eat it, and buy clothes and send their children to school with it.

Samuel Butler


Neither irony or sarcasm is argument.

Samuel Butler

#Irony #Neither #Sarcasm


Let every man be true and every god a liar.

Samuel Butler

#Let #Liar #True