Samuel Butler

1612 - 1680

A Quote by Samuel Butler on animals, business, circumstances, life, man, principles, and enjoy

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)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on logic

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Logic is like the sword - those who appeal to it shall perish by it.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on devil, god, and love

God is Love, I dare say. But what a mischievous devil Love is.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Notebooks, God is Love

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on evil, love, and money

It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Erewhon (1872)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on losing and love

It is better to have loved and lost than to never have lost at all.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

Any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise man to be able to market it.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on mistakes

There is no mistake so great as that of being always right.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on independence and success

Independence is essential for permanent but fatal to immediate success.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Notebooks,

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on college, education, liberals, and study

Some who had received a liberal education at the Colleges of Unreason, and taken the highest degrees in hypothetics, which are their principal study.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Erewhon, ch. 9.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on lies and truth

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Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

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