Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler

Quotes and Inspiration

“Life is one long process of getting tired.”
“Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.”
“All animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.”
“Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.”
“Words are clothes that thoughts wear”
“Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.”
“Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.”
“Life is like playing the violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.”
“Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.”
“Logic is like the sword – those who appeal to it shall perish by it.”
“To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know he is dead.”
“To do great work one must be very idle as well as very industrious.”
“Any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise man to be able to sell it.”

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