"Loyalty is still the same, Whether it win or lose the game; True as a dial to the sun, Although it be not shined upon." - Samuel Butler

"It is the function of vice to keep virtue within reasonable grounds." - Samuel Butler

"I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy." - Samuel Butler

"To put one's trust in God is only a longer way of saying that one will chance it." - Samuel Butler

"Books should be tried by a judge and jury as though they were crimes." - Samuel Butler

"All philosophies, if you ride them home, are nonsense; but some are greater nonsense than others." - Samuel Butler

"A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner but more durable metal." - Samuel Butler

"People care more about being thought to have good taste than about being thought either good, clever or amiable." - Samuel Butler

"Our self-conceit sustains, and always must sustain us." - Samuel Butler

"The test of a good critic is whether he knows when and how to believe on insufficient evidence." - Samuel Butler

"All animals except man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it." - Samuel Butler

"All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income." - Samuel Butler

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