Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler

English author
4 December 1835 — 18 June 1902

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

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All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.

A hen is only an egg`s way of making another egg.

Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint.


Justice, while she winks at Crimes,
Stumbles on Innocence sometimes.

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.

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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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