"If I die prematurely I shall be saved from being bored to death at my own success."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Samuel Butler on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."Samuel Butler on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."Samuel Butler on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Samuel Butler on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Samuel Butler on Winston Churchill
"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."