Samuel Butler Quotes

Samuel Butler Quotes

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

All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.

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

Samuel Butler QuotesFriendship is like money, easier made than kept.

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

The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.

Samuel Butler QuotesEvery man’s work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.

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

A hen is only an egg’s way of making another egg.

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule. 

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