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What the rich and famous and wise said
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Note: Throughout history the rich, famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insight into life.

Samuel Butler ( 1835~1902 )
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature.
Be virtuous—and you will be vicious.
People care more about being thought to have taste than about being good, clever, or amiable.
Life is like playing the violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
All progress is based on a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
Logic is like the sword--those who appeal to it shall perish by it.
It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly.
Arguments are like fire-arms which a man may keep at home but should not carry about with him.
The first duty of a conscientious person is to have his or her conscience absolutely under his or her own control.
A sense of humour keen enough to show a man his own absurdities as well as those of other people will keep a man from the commission of all sins, or nearly all, save those that are worth committing.
Let every man be true and every god a liar.
Some men love truth so much that they seem in continual fear lest she should catch cold on over-exposure.
Faith: You can do very little with it, but you can do nothing without it.
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
The better part of valour is indiscretion.
An honest God’s the noblest work of man.
Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
We are not won by arguments that we can analyse but by tone and temper, by the manner which is the man himself.
Justice is my being allowed to do whatever I like. Injustice is whatever prevents my doing so.
Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint.
Foundations of Morality: are like all other foundations; if you dig too much about them the superstructure will come tumbling down.
Genius might be described as a supreme capacity for getting its possessors into trouble of all kinds.
The extremes of vice and virtue are alike detestable; absolute virtue is as sure to kill a man as absolute vice is, let alone the dullnesses of it and the pomposities of it.
The advantage of doing one’s praising for oneself is that one can lay it on so thick and exactly in the right places.
The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.


Oscar Wilde
George Bernard Shaw
 Albert Einstein
 Sir Winston Churchill
 Lord Byron
 Henry David Thoreau
 Victor Hugo
 Thomas A. Edison
 Ralph Waldo Emerson
Abraham Lincoln
Samuel Butler
Elbert Hubbard
John Lennon
 Leo Tolstoy
Lily Tomlin
Mark Twain
 Ranbindranath Tagore
 Friedrich Nietzsche
 Elbert Hubbard
Francois Voltaire
H.W. Longfellow

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