Samuel Butler Quotes
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The dons are too busy educating the young men to be able to teach them anything.
Time is the only true purgatory.
There is no permanent absolute unchangeable truth; what we should pursue is the most convenient arrangement of our ideas.
It is only a good, sound, truthful person who can lie to any good purpose; if a man is not habitually truthful his very lies will be false to him and betray him.
It is our less conscious thoughts and our less conscious actions which mainly mould our lives and the lives of those who spring from us.
Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderate use rather than total abstinence.
It is the function of vice to keep virtue within reasonable bounds.
A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner but more durable metal.
The world is a gambling-table so arranged that all who enter the casino must play and all must lose more or less heavily in the long run, though they win occasionally by the way.
Everyone should keep a mental waste-paper basket and the older he grows the more things he will consign to it - torn up to irrecoverable tatters.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.