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Samuel Butler (b)
(1835-1902) born on
Dec 04
English novelist, satirist, scholar. He was known for his ironic, witty semi-autobiographical novel, "Way of All Flesh," and "Erewhon," 1872.
         
   
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Some who had received a liberal education at the Colleges of Unreason, and taken the highest degrees in hypothetics, which are their principal study.

R
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire of every organism to live beyond its means.
A
Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
N
When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing, it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will tell a hundred years hence.
K
The public buys its opinions as it buys its meat, or takes in its milk, on the principle that it is cheaper to do this than to keep a cow. So it is, but the milk is more likely to be watered.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Erewhon," ch. 9.
R: "Notebooks."
A: "The Way of All Flesh," ch. 14.
N: "Notebooks."
K: "Notebooks."
   


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