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Brief about Samuel Butler: By info that we know Samuel Butler was born at 1970-01-01. And also Samuel Butler is British Poet.

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A drunkard would not give money to sober people. He said they would only eat it, and buy clothes and send their children to school with it.

Tags: Children, Money, School

If the headache would only precede the intoxication, alcoholism would be a virtue.

Tags: Alcoholism, Headache, Virtue

The worst thing that can happen to a man is to lose his money, the next worst his health, the next worst his reputation.

Tags: Happen, Health, Money

All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.

Tags: Business, Enjoy, Life

God cannot alter the past, though historians can.

Tags: God, History, Past

Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.

Tags: Him, Lie, Respect

The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.

Tags: Serious, Seriously, Taken

To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.

Tags: Death, Die, May

We are not won by arguments that we can analyse but by tone and temper, by the manner which is the man himself.

Tags: Himself, Temper, Won

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

Tags: Great, Mistake, Point

Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning.

Tags: Human, Life, Morning

A friend who cannot at a pinch remember a thing or two that never happened is as bad as one who does not know how to forget.

Tags: Bad, Forget, Friend

Is life worth living? This is a question for an embryo not for a man.

Tags: Life, Living, Worth

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.

Tags: Feeling, Life, Music

Justice is my being allowed to do whatever I like. Injustice is whatever prevents my doing so.

Tags: Injustice, Justice, Whatever

Man is God's highest present development. He is the latest thing in God.

Tags: God, Latest, Present

The Ancient Mariner would not have taken so well if it had been called The Old Sailor.

Tags: Old, Sailor, Taken

The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion.

Tags: Family, Health, Religion

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

Tags: Dream, Heaven, Tried

For truth is precious and divine, too rich a pearl for carnal swine.

Tags: Precious, Rich, Truth