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Samuel Butler Quotes

A lawyer's dream of Heaven: Every man reclaimed his own property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.

~ Samuel Butler

He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still.

~ Samuel Butler

When the righteous man turneth away from his righteousness that he hath committed and doeth that which is neither quite lawful nor quite right, he will generally be found to have gained in amiability what he has lost in holiness.

~ Samuel Butler

The Bible may be the truth, but it is not the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

~ Samuel Butler

An apology for the Devil - it must be remembered that we have only heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.

~ Samuel Butler

A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.

~ Samuel Butler

It has been said that although God cannot alter the past, historians can - it is perhaps because they can be useful to Him in this respect that He tolerates their existence.

~ Samuel Butler

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat.

~ Samuel Butler
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