Samuel Butler

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

One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting at once. - Samuel Butler

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept. - Samuel Butler

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. - Samuel Butler

It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy - but he who has shown the better temper. - Samuel Butler

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