Logic is like the sword
More quotes by Samuel Butler
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.
Heaven is the work of the best and kindest men and women. Hell is the work of prigs, pedants and professional truth-tellers. The world is an attempt to make the best of Heaven and Hell.
Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderated use rather than total abstinence.
It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly.
More quotes about Wisdom
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.
Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree. We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us.
Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.
A good memory and a tongue tied in the middle is a combination which gives immortality to conversation.