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Quotations From SAMUEL BUTLER

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  • 91.
    From a worldly point of view, there is no mistake so great as that of being always right.
    Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 250 (1951).
  • 92.
    Silence and tact may or may not be the same thing.
    Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 240, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).

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  • 93.
    Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
    Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. speech, Feb. 27, 1895, Somerville Club, London. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 310 (1951).

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  • 94.
    Morality is the custom of one's country and the current feeling of one's peers. Cannibalism is moral in a cannibal country.
    Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 55, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).
  • 95.
    Men are seldom more commonplace than on supreme occasions.
    Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. Notebooks, "Material for a Projected Sequel to Alps and Sanctuaries," (1912).
  • 96.
    We can only proselytize fresh meat, putrid meat begins to have strong convictions of its own.
    Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 70, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).
  • 97.
    Opinions have vested interests just as men have.
    Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 221 (1951).
  • 98.
    A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
    Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. Life and Habit, ch. 8 (1877).
  • 99.
    Work with some men is as besetting a sin as idleness.
    Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. Samuel Butler's Notebooks (1951).

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  • 100.
    The dead being the majority it is a natural thing that we should have more friends among these than among the living.
    Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 221, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).
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