Quotes from Samuel Butler



From His Notebooks

"People in general are equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted, and at seeing it practiced."

"If God wants us to do a thing, He should make his wishes sufficiently clear.  Sensible people will wait till He
 has done this before paying much attention to Him."

"There is no such source of error as the pursuit of absolute truth."

"What is faith but a kind of betting or speculation after all? It should be, "I bet that my Redeemer liveth."

"Belief like any other moving body follows the path of least resistance."

Random Quotes

"A clergyman can hardly ever allow himself to look facts fairly in the face. It is his profession to support one side; it is impossible, therefore, for him to make an unbiased examination of the other."

"An honest God's the noblest work of man."


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