"People are lucky ..." Quote of Samuel Butler

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

People are lucky and unlucky not according to what they get absolutely, but according to the ratio between what they get and what they have been led to expect.

Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 197, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).