"Let us eat ..." Quote of Samuel Butler

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Let us eat and drink neither forgetting death unduly nor remembering it. The Lord hath mercy on whom he will have mercy, etc., and the less we think about it the better.

Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 295, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).