When the righteous man turneth away from his righteousness that he hath committed and doeth that which is neither quite lawful nor quite right, he will generally be found to have gained in amiability what he has lost in holiness.
Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)
Contributed by: Zaady
Self-preservation is the first law of nature.
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
Source: Notebooks, Life
Logic is like the sword - those who appeal to it shall perish by it.
God is Love, I dare say. But what a mischievous devil Love is.
Source: Notebooks, God is Love
It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly.
Source: Erewhon (1872)
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have lost at all.
Any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise man to be able to market it.
There is no mistake so great as that of being always right.
It costs a lot of money to die comfortably.
Source: Notebooks, A Luxurious Death
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