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Samuel Butler
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
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Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
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A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but a little want of knowledge is also a dangerous thing.
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There is but one step from the Academy to the Fad.
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It is seldom very hard to do one's duty when one knows what it is, but it is often exceedingly difficult to find this out.
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A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner, but more durable alloy.
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Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
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A lawyer's dream of Heaven: Every man reclaimed his own property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.
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Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat.
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Because they did not see merit where they should have seen it, people, to express their regret, will go and leave a lot of money to the very people who will be the first to throw stones at the next person who has anything to say and finds a difficulty in getting a hearing.
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Faith - you can do very little with it, but you can do nothing without it.
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Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning.
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It is immoral to get drunk because the headache comes after the drinking, but if the headache came first and the drunkenness afterwards, it would be moral to get drunk.
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Union may be strength, but it is mere blind brute strength unless wisely directed.
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The thief. Once committed beyond a certain point he should not worry himself too much about not being a thief any more. Thieving is God's message to him. Let him try and be a good thief.
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We shall never get people whose time is money to take much interest in atoms.
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Theist and atheist: the fight between them is as to whether God shall be called God or shall have some other name.
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There are more fools than knaves in the world, else the knaves would not have enough to live upon.
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Men should not try to overstrain their goodness more than any other faculty, bodily or mental.
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Books are like imprisoned souls till someone takes them down from a shelf and frees them.
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Birth and death are so closely related that one could not destroy either without destroying the other at the same time. It is extinction that makes creation possible.
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The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them.
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The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.
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People are lucky and unlucky not according to what they get absolutely, but according to the ratio between what they get and what they have been led to expect.
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If there is any moral in Christianity, if there is anything to be learned from it, if the whole story is not profitless from first to last, it comes to this: that a man should back his own opinion against the world s.
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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.
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The want of money is the root of all evil.
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