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The question is, why are politicians so eager to be president? What is it about the job that makes it worth revealing, on national television, that you have the ethical standards of a slime-coated piece of industrial waste?

Butler Samuel


When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.

Butler Samuel


... a thing called Ethics, whose nature was confusing but if you had it you were a High-Class Realtor and if you hadn't you were a shyster, a piker and a fly-by-night. These virtues awakened Confidence and enabled you to handle Bigger Propositions.

Butler Samuel


"Rights" is a fictional abstraction. No one has "Rights", neither machines nor flesh-and-blood. Persons... have opportunities, not rights, which they use or do not use.

Butler Samuel


Competitive fury is not always anger. It is the true missionary's courage and zeal in facing the possibility that one's best may not be enough.

Butler Samuel


It's not a sin not to be Irish, but it is a great shame.

Butler Samuel


When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.

Butler Samuel


Good salesmen and good repairmen will never go hungry.

Samuel Butler





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