Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler

Quotes and Inspiration

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

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