Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler may refer to: Samuel Butler (poet) (1612–1680), author of Hudibras Samuel Butler (schoolmaster) (1774–1839), classical scholar, schoolmaster at Shrewsbury, Bishop of Lichfield Samuel Butler (novelist) (1835–1902), grandson of the scholar, author of Erewhon Samuel Butler (cricketer) (1850–1903), who in 1871 took all ten wickets in an innings for Oxford against Cambridge Sam Butler, Australian Rules footballer


Samuel Butler Quotes

Samuel Butler #Best

Priests are not men of the world it is not intended that they should be and a University training is the one best adapted to prevent their becoming so.
Samuel Butler #Architecture #Music #Work

Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
Samuel Butler #Art #History

The history of art is the history of revivals.
Samuel Butler #Art #Life #Science

Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
Samuel Butler #Art #Life

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
Samuel Butler #Beauty

To give pain is the tyranny to make happy, the true empire of beauty.
Samuel Butler #Best

The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.
Samuel Butler #Best #God

He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most. God will take care that we do not enjoy it any more than is good for us.
Samuel Butler #Business

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

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 #Death

If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death.
Samuel Butler #Death

There is nothing which at once affects a man so much and so little as his own death.
Samuel Butler #Death

Death is only a larger kind of going abroad.
Samuel Butler #Death #History

The history of the world is the record of the weakness, frailty and death of public opinion.
Samuel Butler #Experience #Learning

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Samuel Butler #Faith

You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.
Samuel Butler #Faith

Faith - you can do very little with it, but you can do nothing without it.
Samuel Butler #Family #Health #Money #Religion

The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion.
Samuel Butler #Fear

Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.
Samuel Butler #Fear #Truth

Some men love truth so much that they seem to be in continual fear lest she should catch a cold on overexposure.
Samuel Butler #Best

We all like to forgive, and love best not those who offend us least, nor who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
Samuel Butler #Friendship #Money

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
Samuel Butler #Funny

Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children.
Samuel Butler #God #History

God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
Samuel Butler #God

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