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Samuel Butler
The advantage of doing one's praising to oneself is that one can lay it on so thick and exactly in the right places
Samuel Butler
#Advantage

Samuel Butler
Genius is a nuisance, and it is the duty of schools and colleges to abate it by setting genius-traps in its way.
Samuel Butler
#Education #Duty

Samuel Butler
Justice is my being allowed to do whatever I like. Injustice is whatever prevents my doing so.
Samuel Butler
#British Poet #Injustice

Samuel Butler
A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon culture at first, not second hand.
Samuel Butler
#British Poet #Culture

Samuel Butler
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing. Let your falls not be on a prepared ground, but let them be bona fide falls in the rough and tumble of the world.
Samuel Butler
#British Poet

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.
Samuel Butler
#British Poet

Samuel Butler
In matrimony, to hesitate is sometimes to be saved.
Samuel Butler
#Procrastination

Samuel Butler
The three most important things a man has are, briefly, his private parts, his money, and his religious opinions.
Samuel Butler
#British Poet

Samuel Butler
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
Samuel Butler
#British Poet

Samuel Butler
All philosophies, if you ride them home, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others.
Samuel Butler
#British Poet

Samuel Butler
Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.
Samuel Butler
#Fear #British Poet

Samuel Butler
If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death.
Samuel Butler
#Life #British Poet

Samuel Butler
Brigands demand your money or your life; women require both
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#Men And Women

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Life is one long process of getting tired.
Samuel Butler
#Life #British Poet

Samuel Butler
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
Samuel Butler
#Life #British Poet #Quote of the Day

Samuel Butler
The oldest books are only just out to those who have not read them.
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#British Poet

Samuel Butler
Morality is the custom of one's country and the current feeling of one's peers
Samuel Butler
#Morality

Samuel Butler
You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.
Samuel Butler
#Faith #British Poet

Samuel Butler
Logic is like the sword--those who appeal to it shall perish by it.
Samuel Butler
#Logic

Samuel Butler
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
Samuel Butler
#Friends Or Friendship #British Poet