Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler Quotes and Sayings

Samuel Butler English composer, novelist, & satiric author (1835 - 1902)

If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do. ~Samuel Butler

Logic is like the sword--those who appeal to it shall perish by it. ~Samuel Butler

All animals except man know that the ultimate of life is to enjoy it. ~Samuel Butler

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

Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature. ~Samuel Butler

I consider being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill. ~Samuel Butler

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well. ~Samuel Butler

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income. ~Samuel Butler

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all. ~Samuel Butler