Samuel Butler

1612 - 1680

A Quote by Samuel Butler

The hen is an egg's way of producing another egg.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on existence, god, past, and respect

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.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Erewhon Revisited, ch 14

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on humor and irony

The most perfect humor and irony is generally quite unconscious.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Notebooks, Life and Habit

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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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A Quote by Samuel Butler on art, life, and science

Life is not an exact science, it is an art.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Notebooks, Life

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on learning and life

Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on life

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Life is one long process of getting tired.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Notebooks, Life

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on art and life

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Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Notebooks, Life

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