Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler (4 December 1835 – 18 June 1902) was an iconoclastic English author of a variety of works. Two of his most famous works are the Utopian satire Erewhon and the semi-autobiographical novel The Way of All Flesh, published posthumously.

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A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own absurdities will keep him from the commission of all sins or nearly all save those worth committing.

The only living works are those which have drained much of the author's own life into them.

To live is like to love - all reason is against it and all healthy instinct for it.

He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still.

Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.

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