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  Quotes of Samuel Butler [27]


  1. The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
  2. The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.
  3. Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature.
  4. Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
  5. Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
  6. A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
  7. The obstinate Man does not hold Opinions; they hold him.
  8. Logic is like the sword - those who appeal to it shall perish by it.
  9. The tendency of modern science is to reduce proof to absurdity by continually reducing absurdity to proof.
  10. I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
  11. Oaths are but words, and words but wind.
  12. It costs a lot of money to die comfortably.
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