"A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own absurdities will keep him from the commission of all sins, or nearly all, save those worth committing."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Samuel Butler on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Samuel Butler on Mark Twain
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."Samuel Butler on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Samuel Butler on Mahatma Gandhi
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."Samuel Butler on Henry Ward Beecher
"Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself."
"The history of art is the history of revivals."
"Life is not an exact science, it is an art."
"Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises."
"The sinews of art and literature, like those of war, are money."