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Quotation by Samuel Butler
The want of money is the root of all evil.
Samuel Butler (1835–1902), British author. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 310 (1951).
The aphorism, which has also been credited to Mark Twain, reappeared in Butler's novel, Erewhon, ch. 20 (1872).
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