My Favorite Quotes
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 Samuel Butler, the Younger - “Youth is like spring, an overpraised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes. Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.”
 Samuel Butler, the Younger - “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, the Younger - “Though wisdom cannot be gotten for gold, still less can it be gotten without it. Gold, or the value of whats equivalent to gold, lies at the root of wisdom, and enters so largely into the very essence of the Holy Ghost that no gold, no Holy Ghost may pass as an axiom.”
 Samuel Butler, the Younger - “'Man wants but little here below' but likes that little goodand not too long in coming.”
 Samuel Butler, the Younger - “It is the function of vice to keep virtue within reasonable bounds.”
 Samuel Butler, the Younger - “Then he saw also that it matters little what profession, whether of religion or irreligion, a man may make, provided only he follows it outwith charitable inconsistency, and without insisting on it to the bitter end. It is in the uncompromisingness with which dogma is held and notin the dogma or want of dogma that the danger lies.”
 Samuel Butler, the Younger - “I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.”
 Samuel Butler, the Younger - “The wish to spread those opinions that we hold conducive to our own welfare is so deeply rooted in the English character that few of us can escape its influence.”
 Samuel Butler, the Younger - “Self-preservation is the first law of nature.”
 Samuel Butler, the Younger - “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, the Younger - “All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.”
 Samuel Butler, the Younger - “All animals but men know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it and they do enjoy it as much as man and other circumstances will allow it.”
 Samuel Butler, the Younger - “The advantage of doing one's praising for oneself is that one can lay it on so thick and exactly in the right places.”
 Samuel Butler, the Younger - “Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.”
 Samuel Butler, the Younger - “It hath been said that an unjust peace is to be preferred before a just war.”
 Samuel Butler, the Younger - “The public buys its opinions as it buys its meat, or takes its milk, on the principle that it is cheaper to do this than to keep a cow. So it is, but the milk is more likely to be watered.”
 Samuel Butler, the Younger - “The New Jerusalem, when it comes, will probably be found so far to resemble the old as to stone its prophets freely.”
 Samuel Butler, the Younger - “Morality turns on whether the pleasure precedes or follows the pain. Thus it is immoral to get drunk because the headache comes after the drinking, but if the headache came first, and the drunkenness afterwards, it would be moral to get drunk.”
 Samuel Butler, the Younger - “It costs a lot of money to die comfortably.”
 Samuel Butler, the Younger - “There is no mistake so great as that of being always right.”
 Samuel Butler, the Younger - “Any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise man to be able to market it.”
 Samuel Butler, the Younger - “It is better to have loved and lost than to never have lost at all.”
 Samuel Butler, the Younger - “Logic is like the sword those who appeal to it shall perish by it.”
 Samuel Butler, the Younger - “Is life worth living This is a question for an embryo, not for a man.”
 Samuel Butler, the Younger - “To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.”

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