Samuel Butler Quotations

-Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.

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

-More unhappiness comes from this source than from any other – I mean from the attempt to prolong family connection unduly and to make people hang together artificially who would never naturally do so.

-The oldest books are only just out to those who have not read them.

-If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do.

-Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
Samuel Butler