"If I die prematurely I shall be saved from being bored to death at my own success."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Samuel Butler on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Samuel Butler on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Samuel Butler on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Samuel Butler on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Samuel Butler on Helen Keller
"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."