God is Love, I dare say. But what a mischievous devil Love is.
Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)
Source: Notebooks, God is Love
Contributed by: Zaady
It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly.
Source: Erewhon (1872)
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have lost at all.
Any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise man to be able to market it.
There is no mistake so great as that of being always right.
It costs a lot of money to die comfortably.
Source: Notebooks, A Luxurious Death
Morality turns on whether the pleasure precedes or follows the pain. Thus 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.
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
Source: Notebooks, Life
Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
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