Samuel Butler Quotes

The foundations of morality are like all other foundations: If you dig too much about them, the superstructure will come tumbling down.

 
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Samuel Butler, 1835-1902, British Satirical Writer, Note Books

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Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler
  • Born: December 4, 1835
  • Died: June 18, 1902
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Poet

Samuel Butler was the iconoclastic English author of the Utopian satirical novel Erewhon (1872) and the semi-autobiographical Bildungsroman The Way of All Flesh, published posthumously in 1903. Both have remained in print ever since. In other studies he examined Christian orthodoxy, evolutionary thought, and Italian art, and made prose translations of the Iliad and Odyssey that are still consulted today. He was also an artist.