"Marriage is distinctly and repeatedly excluded from heaven. Is this because it is thought likely to mar the general felicity?"
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Samuel Butler on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Samuel Butler on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Samuel Butler on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Samuel Butler on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Samuel Butler on James C. Dobson
"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."