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The reality is that we are hated not because of our democracy, freedoms, and generous social security system; rather, we are hated because of our involvement in foreign conflicts and quarrels that were never our concern.


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Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
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A lawyer's dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his property at the resurrection, and each tried to ...
SAMUEL BUTLER
Life is the art of drawing sufficent conclusions from insufficient premises.
SAMUEL BUTLER
Independence is essential for permanent but fatal to immediate success.
SAMUEL BUTLER
'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
SAMUEL BUTLER
Silence is not always tact, and it is tact that is golden, not silence.
SAMUEL BUTLER
Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature.
SAMUEL BUTLER
If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised t...
SAMUEL BUTLER
I consider being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill.
SAMUEL BUTLER
Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise, and tunes herself, as it were, a tr...
SAMUEL BUTLER
Rare virtues are like rare plants or animals, things that have not been able to hold their own in th...
SAMUEL BUTLER
Though wisdom cannot be gotten for gold, still less can be gotten without it.
SAMUEL BUTLER
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard only one side of the case; God ha...
SAMUEL BUTLER
Men should not try to overstrain their goodness more than any other faculty.
SAMUEL BUTLER
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has wri...
SAMUEL BUTLER
Then he saw also that it matters little what profession, whether of religion or irreligion, a man ma...
SAMUEL BUTLER
God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
SAMUEL BUTLER
Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino, Russell Crowe - these leading men. These are the ones I grew up wit...
ROSS BUTLER
The principle we call self-love never seeks anything external for the sake of the thing, but only as...
JOSEPH BUTLER
There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the ...
SMEDLEY BUTLER
I think we won't be able to understand the operations of trans-phobia, homophobia, if we don'...
JUDITH BUTLER
It doesn't matter who you vote for. It's still the same billionaires that run the world.
GEEZER BUTLER
I served in all commissioned ranks from a second Lieutenant to a Major General. And during that time...
SMEDLEY BUTLER
Jack Bruce, as soon as I saw him, it changed me. I didn't even know what bass players did until ...
GEEZER BUTLER
Vaccination is the medical sacrament corresponding to baptism. Whether it is or is not more efficaci...
SAMUEL BUTLER
It's always more interesting to make a movie about what is relevant in your society. What's ...
GERARD BUTLER
We shall never get people whose time is money to take much interest in atoms.
SAMUEL BUTLER
As a community, we're fighting for Asians to play Asian roles. And then there's the other ba...
ROSS BUTLER
'Mulan' is an iconic story for the Asian American community.
ROSS BUTLER
People care more about being thought to have taste than about being thought either good, clever or a...
SAMUEL BUTLER
You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good st...
OCTAVIA BUTLER
I'm open to sci-fi, but I was never a diehard fan. I have no idea why it keeps following me. I&#...
YANCY BUTLER
Once you get into a part, and someone sees you, you get asked to do it again.
YANCY BUTLER
Yancy is actually a Native-American name, but I'm Irish. Go figure.
YANCY BUTLER
I grew up in Greenwich Village. Dad was friends with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
YANCY BUTLER
I pretty much make time for that weekly manicure.
YANCY BUTLER
The only living works are those which have drained much of the author's own life into them.
SAMUEL BUTLER