Samuel Butler Quotes

There is but one step from the Academy to the Fad.
Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 236 (1951).
The better part of valour is indiscretion.
Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 165, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).
We are not won by arguments that we can analyse but by tone and temper, by the manner which is the man himself.
Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. Samuel Butler's Notebooks (1951).
There is no bore like a clever bore.
Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 255, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).