Samuel Butler quotes

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Why should the generations overlap one another at all? Why cannot we be buried as eggs in neat little cells with ten or twenty tho ...
Could any death be so horrible as birth? Or any decrepitude so awful as childhood in a happy united God-fearing family?
The parents who wish to lead a quiet life I would say: Tell your children that they are very naughty--much naughtier than most chi ...
If there could be such a thing as the Mammon of Righteousness Christina would have assuredly made friends with it.
The clergyman is expected to be a kind of human Sunday. Things must not be done in him which are venial in the week-day classes. H ...
Sensible people get the greater part of their own dying done during their own lifetime. A man at five and thirty should no more re ...
Mr. Tennyson has said that more things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of, but he wisely refrains from saying whether ...
Theorists may say what they like about a man's children being a continuation of his own identity, but it will generally be found t ...
A clergyman, again, can hardly ever allow himself to look facts fairly in the face. It is his profession to support one side; it i ...
The old saying of Buffon's that style is the man himself is as near the truth as we can get--but then most men mistake grammar for ...
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