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...publisher) said that my Life of Dr. Butler was an omnium gatherum. Yes, but life is an omnium gatherum.
Life is a superstition. But superstitions are not without their value. The snail's shell is a superstition, slugs have no shells and thrive just as well. But a snail without a shell would not be a slug unless it had also the slug's indifference to a shell.
Life is one long process of getting tired.
My days run through me as water through a sieve.
ixLife is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
Life is eight parts cards and two parts play, the unseen world is made manifest to us in the play.
Lizards generally seem to have lost their tails by the time they reach middle life. So have most men.
A sense of humour keen enough to show a man his own absurdities, as well as those of other people, will keep him from the commission of all sins, or nearly all, save those that are worth committing.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling... Butler, Samuel
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