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A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking.

Butler Samuel


I didn't do it! Nobody saw me do it! Can't prove anything!

Butler Samuel


The most common given name in the world is Mohammad; the most common family name in the world is Chang. Can you imagine the enormous number of people in the world named Mohammad Chang?

Butler Samuel


Maternity pay? Now every Tom, Dick and Harry will get pregnant.

Butler Samuel


When the speaker and he to whom he is speaks do not understand, that is metaphysics.

Butler Samuel


Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?

Butler Samuel


"There was an interesting development in the CBS-Westmoreland trial: both sides agreed that after the trial, Andy Rooney would be allowed to talk to the jury for three minutes about little things that annoyed him during the trial."

Butler Samuel


I remember once being on a station platform in Cleveland at four in the morning. A black porter was carrying my bags, and as we were waiting for the train to come in, he said to me: "Excuse me, Mr. Cooke, I don't want to invade your privacy, but I h

Samuel Butler





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