Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler.
BornDecember 4, 1835
Bingham, England
DiedJune 18, 1902
London, England
British writer and satirist. Author of Erewhon (1872) and the posthumously-published semi-autobiographical The Way of All Flesh. Translated The Iliad and The Odyssey into English.

The repository contains eight quotes from Samuel Butler.


The greatest pleasure of a dog is thay you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.

Science and Technology

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire of every organism to live beyond its means.


Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.


”Home sweet home” must surely have been written by a bachelor.


To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.


Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value to its scarcity.


Belief, like any other moving body, follows the path of least resistance.


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