Quotation by Samuel Butler

The extremes of vice and virtue are alike detestable; absolute virtue is as sure to kill a man as absolute vice is, let alone the dullnesses of it and the pomposities of it.
Samuel Butler (1835–1902), British author. Ed. Henry Festing Jones (originally published 1912). The Notebooks of Samuel Butler, ch. 2, E.P. Dutton (1917).
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