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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.
Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
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.
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to tell a lie well.
The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes along.
Life is not so much a riddle to be read as a Gordian knot that will get cut sooner or later.
The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way
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