Quotes by 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

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

The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
– Samuel Butler

All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.
– Samuel Butler

Man, unlike animals, has never learned that the sole purpose in life is to enjoy it.
– Samuel Butler

People in general are equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted, and seeing it practiced
– Samuel Butler

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

Why should not Conscience have a vacation.
– Samuel Butler

Prayers are to men as dolls are to children.
– Samuel Butler


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