Samuel Butler — British Poet born on December 04, 1835, died on June 18, 1902

Samuel Butler was an iconoclastic Victorian-era English author who published a variety of works. Two of his most famous pieces are the Utopian satire Erewhon and a semi-autobiographical novel published posthumously, The Way of All Flesh... (wikipedia)

Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.
Neither irony or sarcasm is argument.
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
The Ancient Mariner would not have taken so well if it had been called The Old Sailor.