Quotes by Samuel Butler

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If you follow reason far enough it always leads to conclusions that are contrary to reason.
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 logic  

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From a worldly point of view there is no mistake so great as that of being always right.
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 moderation  

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Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes along.
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 experience  life  

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Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.
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Youth is like spring, an over praised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes. Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.
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God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
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 history  

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The body is but a pair of pincers set over a bellows and a stew pan and the whole fixed upon stilts.
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The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
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 dogs  

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An apology for the Devil: It must be remembered that we have only heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
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 perspective  god  devil  

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You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.
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