Copy & paste this link to your blog or website to reference this page
Quotation by Samuel Butler
It was very good of God to let Carlyle and Mrs. Carlyle marry one another and so make only two people miserable instead of four, besides being very amusing.
Samuel Butler (1835–1902), British author. letter, Nov. 21, 1884. Letters Between Samuel Butler and E.M.A. Savage 1871-1885 (1935).
The quote has been erroneously ascribed to Tennyson.
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.