"To give pain is the tyranny to make happy, the true empire of beauty."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Samuel Butler on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Samuel Butler on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Samuel Butler on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Samuel Butler on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Samuel Butler on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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."