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Samuel Butler Quotes

(1612-1680), British Poet, Satirist

The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.

Category: Lies And Lying

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

Category: Lies And Lying

I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.

Category: Lies And Lying

Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.

Category: Lies And Lying

To live is like to love-all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.

Category: Life And Living

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.

Category: Life And Living

Is life worth living? This is a question for an embryo not for a man.

Category: Life And Living

Life is one long process of getting tired.

Category: Life And Living

Life is like playing the violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.

Category: Life And Living

Logic is like the sword -- those who appeal to it, shall perish by it.

Category: Logic

One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting at once.

Category: Losers And Losing

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

Category: Love

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.

Category: Loyalty

The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.

Category: Media

Vaccination is the medical sacrament corresponding to baptism.

Category: Medicine