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.
Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
There is no mistake so great as that of being always right.
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.
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
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