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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.
Some who had received a liberal education at the Colleges of Unreason, and taken the highest degrees in hypothetics, which are their principal study.

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire of every organism to live beyond its means.
Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
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.
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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