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Five Quotes About Money From Literature

January 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Quotes about moneyDon’t be alarmed, but tax day is coming!  That sad and inevitable fact has got me reviewing my budget and thinking about money.

“Money, you think, is the sole motive to pains and hazard, deception and deviltry, in this world. How much money did the devil make by gulling Eve?” ~ The Confidence-Man by Herman Melville

“Let me give you a tip on a clue to men’s characters: the man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.” ~ Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

“Death and taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them!” ~ Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly. ~ Erewhon by Samuel Butler

I have learned one thing, my friend ‘one can get nearly everything with money. It is the hidden machinery which makes the world of success go round. With brains, you say? Yes, money and brains, but without the money brains seldom win alone. ~ No Defense by Gilbert Parker

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New Quotes Added – Atlas Shrugged and More

July 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Quotes from LiteratureToday I added two dozen new quotes to the collection.  Some of my favorites are:

It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly. ~ Erewhon by Samuel Butler

I am I, and I won’t subordinate my taste to the unanimous judgment of mankind. ~ Martin Eden by Jack London

“Death and taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them!” ~ Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

“No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?” ~ Animal Farm by George Orwell

The big round tears
Coursed one another down his innocent nose
In piteous chase.
 ~ As You Like It by William Shakespeare

“Miss Taggart, do you know the hallmark of the second-rater? It’s resentment of another man’s achievement.” ~ Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

 

 

Facts About Samuel Butler (1835 – 1902)

July 5, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Samuel Butler

  • Samuel Butler, the author of Erewhon and The Way of All Flesh was born in December of 1835.
  • He was born in the village of Langar in England.
  • He didn’t get along well with his parents.  He found the relationship with his father particularly troubling.  He noted of his father that, “He never liked me, nor I him; from my earliest recollections I can call to mind no time when I did not fear him and dislike him…. I have never passed a day without thinking of him many times over as the man who was sure to be against me.”
  • Butler graduated from Cambridge in 1858.
  • After his graduation, Samuel’s father wanted him to become a priest.  However a crisis of faith lead Samuel down a different path.  He emigrated to New Zealand and raised sheep instead.  He returned to England in 1864.
  • Butler made prose translations of the Iliad and Odyssey which remain in use to this day.
  • He died on June 18, 1902 in London.
  • The Way of All Flesh is a semi-autobiographical novel and was published posthumously.

 






 

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