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)
Contributed by: Zaady
Men are seldom more commonplace than on supreme occasions.
To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.
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.
Source: Notebooks, An Apology for the Devil
Neither have they hearts to stay, Nor wit enough to run away.
Source: Hudibras, pt. 3, cto. 3.
Nick Machiavel had ne'er a trick, Though he gave his name to our Old Nick.
Source: Hudibras. Part iii. Canto i. Line 1313.
Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature.
When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing, it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will tell a hundred years hence.
There's many a good tune played on an old fiddle.
Source: Notebooks, The Way of All Flesh
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