Quotation by Samuel Butler

There are two great rules in life, the one general and the other particular. The first is that every one can in the end get what he wants if he only tries. This is the general rule. The particular rule is that every individual is more or less of an exception to the general rule.
Samuel Butler (1835–1902), British author. Samuel Butler's Notebooks (1951).

Quoting Butler's friend and biographer, Henry Festing Jones.
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