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The [Ford Foundation] is a large body of money completely surrounded by people who want some.

Butler Samuel


He who has the courage to laugh is almost as much a master of the world as he who is ready to die.

Butler Samuel


As failures go, attempting to recall the past is like trying to grasp the meaning of existence. Both make one feel like a baby clutching at a basketball: one's palms keep sliding off.

Butler Samuel


The time was the 19th of May, 1780. The place was Hartford, Connecticut. The day has gone down in New England history as a terrible foretaste of Judgement Day. For at noon the skies turned from blue to grey and by mid-afternoon had blackened over s

Butler Samuel


I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.

Butler Samuel


The American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it Capitalism, call it what you like, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.

Butler Samuel


There may be said to be two classes of people in the world; those who constantly divide the people of the world into two classes and those who do not.

Butler Samuel


You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?"

Samuel Butler





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