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No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.

Butler Samuel


Practice yourself what you preach.

Butler Samuel


Steady movement is more important than speed, much of the time. So long as there is a regular progression of stimuli to get your mental hooks into, there is room for lateral movement. Once this begins, its rate is a matter of discretion.

Butler Samuel


If a man has a strong faith he can indulge in the luxury of skepticism.

Butler Samuel


What does it take for Americans to do great things; to go to the moon, to win wars, to dig canals linking oceans, to build railroads across a continent? In independent thought about this question, Neil Armstrong and I concluded that it takes a coinci

Butler Samuel


Plato, by the way, wanted to banish all poets from his proposed Utopia because they were liars. The truth was that Plato knew philosophers couldn't compete successfully with poets.

Butler Samuel


I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

Butler Samuel


I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any Church that I know of. My own mind is my own Church.

Samuel Butler





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