It does not matter much what a man hates provided he hates something.
Quote by Samuel Butler
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Man, unlike the animals, has never learned that the sole purpose of life is to enjoy it.
Arguments are like fire-arms which a man may keep at home but should not carry about with him.
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.
I consider being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill.
It has beeen said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly.
God cannot alter the past, but historians can.
All animals except man know that the ultimate of life is to enjoy it.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
I do not mind lying but I hate inaccuracy.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. No bureaucrat would have invented it, and that's what freedom is all about.
I swear my car won't run unless I'm picking my nose: At least, I'm that superstitious about it, so I don't want to take any chances.
You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
These endless legal challenges that define elections in New York are a joke in this country, and they are the reason why it is so expensive, or one of the reasons, it's so expensive to run here and why so many people decide not to run.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads, allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter.
Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.