Loyalty is still the same, whether it win or lose the game; true as a dial to the sun, although it be not shined upon.
More quotes by Samuel Butler
Don’t learn to do, but learn in doing. Let your falls not be on a prepared ground, but let them be bona fide falls in the rough and tumble of the world.
I really do not see much use in exalting the humble and meek; they do not remain humble and meek long when they are exalted.
Everyone should keep a mental wastepaper basket, and the older he grows, the more things will he promptly consign to it.
More quotes about Wisdom
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don’t need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
It’s like something shifted when I spoke to you, I can’t even put words to it. This sense of gentle peace, space, lightness, freedom. The realization that the longing I carried for so long, that pain was not about him all along. It was the yearning to return to that place from which, once upon a time, we all came.
Few people have any next, they live from hand to mouth without a plan, and are always at the end of their line.
Our virtues are dearer to us the more we have had to suffer for them. It is the same with our children. All profound affection entertains a sacrifice. Our thoughts are often worse than we are, just as they are often better.
Life on board a pleasure steamer violates every moral and physical condition of healthy life except fresh air. It is a guzzling, lounging, gambling, dog’s life. The only alternative to excitement is irritability.