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A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back the when it begins to rain.

Butler Samuel


Even the clearest and most perfect circumstantial evidence is likely to be at fault, after all, and therefore ought to be received with great caution. Take the case of any pencil, sharpened by any woman; if you have witnesses, you will find she did

Butler Samuel


Why are you doing this to me? Because knowledge is torture, and there must be awareness before there is change.

Butler Samuel


Plots are like girdles. Hidden, they hold your interest; revealed, they're of no interest except to fetishists. Like girdles, they attempt to contain an uncontainable experience.

Butler Samuel


"Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I'd rather lie around. No contest."

Butler Samuel


If a thing's worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

Butler Samuel


If a man stay away from his wife for seven years, the law presumes the separation to have killed him; yet according to our daily experience, it might well prolong his life.

Butler Samuel


If you want to understand your government, don't begin by reading the Constitution. It conveys precious little of the flavor of today's statecraft. Instead, read selected portions of the Washington telephone directory containing listings for all th

Samuel Butler





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