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It is better to have

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

– Samuel Butler

A lawyer’s dream of heaven

A lawyer’s dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.

– Samuel Butler

The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.
– Samuel Butler

The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.
– Samuel Butler

The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.
– Samuel Butler

If you follow reason far enough it always leads to conclusions that are contrary to reason.
– Samuel Butler

Logic is like the sword those who appeal to it, shall perish by it.
– Samuel Butler

The greatest 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.
– Samuel Butler

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
– Samuel Butler

A lawyer’s dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.
– Samuel Butler

Doubtless the pleasure is as great Of being cheated as to cheat.
– Samuel Butler

A hen is only an egg’s way of making another egg.
– Samuel Butler

The truest characters of ignorance Are vanity, and pride, and annoyance.
– Samuel Butler

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

Success, the mark no mortal wit, Or surest hand, can always hit: For whatsoe’er we perpetrate, We do but row, we’re steer’d by Fate, Which in success oft disinherits, For spurious causes, noblest merits.
– Samuel Butler

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes along.
– Samuel Butler

Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.
– Samuel Butler

Self-preservation is the first law of nature.
– Samuel Butler

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

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
– Samuel Butler