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Quotation by Samuel Butler
The family: I believe more unhappiness comes from this source than from any other—I mean the attempt to prolong family connection unduly, and to make people hang together artificially who would never naturally do so.
Samuel Butler (1835–1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 73, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).
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