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Samuel Butler

Date de naissance: 4. décembre 1835
Date de décès: 18. juin 1902

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Samuel Butler était un écrivain britannique principalement connu pour sa satire Erewhon, ou De l’autre côté des montagnes.

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Citations Samuel Butler

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„Animals and plants cannot understand our business, so we have denied that they can understand their own.“

— Samuel Butler
Context: Animals and plants cannot understand our business, so we have denied that they can understand their own. What we call inorganic matter cannot understand the animals’ and plants’ business, we have therefore denied that it can understand anything whatever. Organic and Inorganic

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„An idea must not be condemned for being a little shy and incoherent; all new ideas are shy when introduced first among our old ones.“

— Samuel Butler
Context: An idea must not be condemned for being a little shy and incoherent; all new ideas are shy when introduced first among our old ones. We should have patience and see whether the incoherency is likely to wear off or to wear on, in which latter case the sooner we get rid of them the better. Incoherency of New Ideas

„The written law is binding, but the unwritten law is much more so.“

— Samuel Butler
Context: The written law is binding, but the unwritten law is much more so. You may break the written law at a pinch and on the sly if you can, but the unwritten law — which often comprises the written — must not be broken. Not being written, it is not always easy to know what it is, but this has got to be done. The Law

„There is an eternal antagonism of interest between the individual and the world at large.“

— Samuel Butler
Context: There is an eternal antagonism of interest between the individual and the world at large. The individual will not so much care how much he may suffer in this world provided he can live in men’s good thoughts long after he has left it. The world at large does not so much care how much suffering the individual may either endure or cause in this life, provided he will take himself clean away out of men’s thoughts, whether for good or ill, when he has left it. The Individual and the World

„If I were to start as a God or a prophet I think I should take the line: "Thou shalt not believe in me. Thou shalt not have me for a God.“

— Samuel Butler
Context: It is the manner of gods and prophets to begin: "Thou shalt have none other God or Prophet but me." If I were to start as a God or a prophet I think I should take the line: "Thou shalt not believe in me. Thou shalt not have me for a God. Thou shalt worship any d_____d thing thou likest except me." This should be my first and great commandment, and my second should be like unto it. Samuel Butler's Notebooks (1912) self censored "d_____d" in original publication

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