"Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning."
"Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day."Samuel Butler on Dalai Lama
"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."Samuel Butler on Marcus Aurelius
"Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening."Samuel Butler on Mahatma Gandhi
"If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first."Samuel Butler on Mark Twain
"Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it."Samuel Butler on Kevyn Aucoin
"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."