The hen is an egg's way of producing another egg.
Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)
Contributed by: Zaady
It has been said that though God cannot alter the past, historians can; it is perhaps because they can be useful to Him in this respect that He tolerates their existence.
Source: Erewhon Revisited, ch 14
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.
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.
Life is one long process of getting tired.
Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
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