1. About books

Samuel Butler quote about books

Books are like imprisoned souls till someone takes them down from a shelf and frees them.

2. About autumn

Samuel Butler quote about autumn

Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.

3. About carnivore

Samuel Butler quote about carnivore

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.

4. About happiness

Samuel Butler quote about happiness

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

5. About friendship

Samuel Butler quote about friendship

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.

6. About life

Samuel Butler quote about life

Life is one long process of getting tired.

7. About learning

Samuel Butler quote about learning

Don’t learn to do, but learn in doing.

8. About atheist

Samuel Butler quote about atheist

Prayers are to men as dolls are to children.

9. About dying

Samuel Butler quote about dying

Sensible people get the greater part of their own dying done during their own lifetime

10. About inspirational

Samuel Butler quote about inspirational

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

11. About logic

Samuel Butler quote about logic

Logic is like the sword–those who appeal to it shall perish by it.

12. About compliments

Samuel Butler quote about compliments

We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to them.

13. About books

Samuel Butler quote about books

The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them.

14. About metaphysics

Samuel Butler quote about metaphysics

[P]oetry resembles metaphysics: one does not mind one’s own, but one does not like anyone else’s.

15. About aphorism

Samuel Butler quote about aphorism

A definition is the enclosing a wilderness of idea within a wall of words.

16. About idleness

Samuel Butler quote about idleness

To do great work one must be very idle as well as very industrious.

17. About books

Samuel Butler quote about books

Books are like imprisoned souls until someone takes them down from a shelf and frees them.

18. About aims

Samuel Butler quote about aims

Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.

19. About marriage

Samuel Butler quote about marriage

In matrimony, to hesitate is sometimes to be saved.

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