Samuel Butler Quotes

11 November 2014

The dead being the majority it is a natural thing that we should have more friends among these than among the living.

11 November 2014

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

11 November 2014

Men are seldom more commonplace than on supreme occasions.

11 November 2014

We can only proselytize fresh meat, putrid meat begins to have strong convictions of its own.

11 November 2014

Work with some men is as besetting a sin as idleness.

11 November 2014

From a worldly point of view, there is no mistake so great as that of being always right.

11 November 2014

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

11 November 2014

Silence and tact may or may not be the same thing.

11 November 2014

Opinions have vested interests just as men have.

11 November 2014

Morality is the custom of one's country and the current feeling of one's peers. Cannibalism is moral in a cannibal country.