Samuel ButlerSamuel Butler, (1835-1902) Victorian-era English author

Samuel Butler Quote

“The more unpopular an opinion is, the more necessary it is that the holder should be somewhat punctilious in his observance of conventionalities generally.”

Samuel ButlerSamuel Butler
~ Samuel Butler

Notebooks, 1912

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

Sometimes. Tyrants are on the bad end of that thought.

Jack, Green, OH

Tbere is no reason for everyone not to be punctilious, but it's true, those who hold popular views will not be scrutinized. Nevertheless, the statement is valid.

E Archer, NYC

Hiter was a vegatarian, non-smoker and tee-totaller ... it helped his political career tremendously.


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