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Samuel Butler
Conscience is thoroughly well-bred and soon leaves off talking to those who do not wish to hear it.
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Though analogy is often misleading, it is the least misleading thing we have.
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A man's friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage - but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.
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The dons of Oxford and Cambridge are too busy educating the young men to be able to teach them anything.
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There is such a thing as doing good that evil may come.
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The healthy stomach is nothing if it is not conservative. Few radicals have good digestions.
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He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still.
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All truth is not to be told at all times.
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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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The public do not know enough to be experts, but know enough to decide between them.
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#Experts

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When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing, it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will tell a hundred years hence.
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Eating is touch carried to the bitter end.
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#Food And Eating

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The history of art is the history of revivals.
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There is no bore like a clever bore.
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There is no such source of error as the pursuit of absolute truth.
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We are not won by arguments that we can analyse but by tone and temper, by the manner which is the man himself.
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Samuel Butler
A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
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A physician's physiology has much the same relation to his power of healing as a cleric's divinity has to his power of influencing conduct.
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A genius can never expect to have a good time anywhere, if he is a genuine article, but America is about the last place in which life will be endurable at all for an inspired writer of any kind.
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#Genius

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If I die prematurely I shall be saved from being bored to death at my own success.
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God was satisfied with his own work, and that is fatal.
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An empty house is like a stray dog or a body from which life has departed.
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#Home

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Such as take lodgings in a head that's to be let unfurnished.
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#Ideas

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I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.
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#Illness

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To know God better is only to realize how impossible it is that we should ever know him at all. I know not which is more childish to deny him, or define him.
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Neither have they hearts to stay, nor wit enough to run away.
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#Indecision

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God and the Devil are an effort after specialization and the division of labor.
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Justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.
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Samuel Butler
A lawyer's dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.
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In old times people used to try and square the circle; now they try and devise schemes for satisfying the Irish nation.
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