Samuel Butler Quotes
Brief author info: Samuel Butler (1835-1902) English novelist, scholar, translator.
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I believe that more unhappiness comes from this source than from any other - I mean from the attempt to prolong family connections unduly and to make people hang together artificially who would never naturally do so.
To live is like love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to tell a lie well.
I believe that more unhappiness comes from this source than from any other-I mean from the attempt to prolong family connections unduly and to make people hang together artificially who would never naturally do so.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
Life is not so much a riddle to be read as a Gordian knot that will get cut sooner or later.
Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.
I can generally bear the separation, but I don't like the leave-taking.
The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.
Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
Some people think it's holding on that makes one strong. Sometimes it's letting go.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
The road to success is always under construction