The advantage of doing one's praising for oneself is that one can lay it on so thick and exactly in the right places.
Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)
Source: Notebooks, The Way of All Flesh
Contributed by: Zaady
All animals but men know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it - and they do enjoy it as much as man and other circumstances will allow it.
Logic is like the sword - those who appeal to it shall perish by it.
God is Love, I dare say. But what a mischievous devil Love is.
Source: Notebooks, God is Love
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.
The most perfect humor and irony is generally quite unconscious.
Source: Notebooks, Life and Habit
Independence is essential for permanent but fatal to immediate success.
Some who had received a liberal education at the Colleges of Unreason, and taken the highest degrees in hypothetics, which are their principal study.
Source: Erewhon, ch. 9.
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