"The worst thing that can happen to a man is to lose his money, the next worst his health, the next worst his reputation."
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."Samuel Butler on Buddha
"The wish for healing has always been half of health."Samuel Butler on Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."Samuel Butler on Tom Stoppard
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."Samuel Butler on John Muir
"'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes."Samuel Butler on Henry David Thoreau
"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."