Quote of the Day > December 4, 2016

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Samuel Butler, the English author born December 4, 1835, is best known for Erewhon (1872), his satire about Victorian society set in an imaginary, faux Utopia, and The Way of All Flesh (1903), considered his masterpiece, a semi-autobiographical novel published after his death.

Samuel Butler
“All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income”
Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh