Samuel Butler

1612 - 1680

A Quote by Samuel Butler on health, instinct, love, and reason

To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Notebooks, Life and Love

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on college, duty, genius, and schools

Genius is a nuisance, and it is the duty of schools and colleges to abate it by setting genius-traps in its way.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Notebooks.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on genius and trouble

Genius is a supreme capacity for getting its possessors into trouble.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: The Way of All Flesh.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on genius, money, time, and trouble

[Genius] is no respecter of time, trouble, money or persons, the four things around which human affairs turn most persistently.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Notebooks.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on life

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I consider being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Notebooks.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on art, farewells, good, hope, money, and work

As soon as any art is pursued with a view of money, then farewell, in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, all hope of genuine good work.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Notebooks

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Notebooks.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on men

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Men are seldom more commonplace than on supreme occasions.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on death and immortality

To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on apologies, books, devil, and god

An apology for the Devil: It must be remembered that we have only heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Notebooks, An Apology for the Devil

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