SAMUEL BUTLER QUOTES
[Ideas] are like shadows — substantial enough until we try to grasp them.
A great portrait is always more a portrait of the painter than of the painted.
A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
A man’s friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage—but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.
A man’s style in any art should be like his dress — it should attract as little attention as possible.
A pair of lovers are like sunset and sunrise: there are such things every day but we very seldom see them.
A lawyer's dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his own property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.
After having spent years striving to be accurate, we must spend as many more in discovering when and how to be inaccurate.
All animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it
All men can do great things, if they know what great things are.
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