Samuel Butler Quotes

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Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler was born in December of 1835 in the village of Langar in England. Samuel didn’t get along well with his parents. He found the relationship with his father particularly troubling.

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15 Samuel Butler Quotes

It stands to reason that he who would cure a moral ailment must be practically acquainted with it in all its bearings. ~ Erewhon by Samuel Butler 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 How many men at this hour are living in a state of bondage to the machines? How many pend their whole lives, from the cradle to the grave, in tending them by night and day? Is it not plain that the machines are gaining ground upon us, when we reflect on the increasing number of those who are bound down to them as slaves, and of those who devote their whole souls to the advancement of the mechanical kingdom? ~ Erewhon by Samuel Butler There are two classes of people in this world, those who sin, and those who are sinned against; if a man must belong to either, he had better belong to the first than to the second. ~ The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler To me it seems that those who are happy in this world are better and more lovable people than those who are not. ~ The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it. ~ The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler Youth is like spring, an overpraised season. ~ The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler An empty house is like a stray dog or a body from which life has departed. ~ The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler Young as he was, his instinct told him that the best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way. ~ The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler It is far safer to know too little than too much. People will condemn the one, though they will resent being called upon to exert themselves to follow the other. ~ The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler

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