Samuel Butler

1612 - 1680

A Quote by Samuel Butler on consciousness, unconsciousness, knowledge, and self

The thing we know best is that of which we are least conscious.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on logic

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Logic is like the sword - those who appeal to it shall perish by it.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: The Note-books of Samuel Butler

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on animals, man, business life, enjoy, circumstances, and allow

All animals, except man, know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

For he by geometric scale Could take the size of pots of ale.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 121.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

Like feather bed betwixt a wall And heavy brunt of cannon ball.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto ii. Line 872.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

No Indian prince has to his palace More followers than a thief to the gallows.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto i. Line 273.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

Nor do I know what is become Of him, more than the Pope of Rome.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 263.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

Or shear swine, all cry and no wool.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 852.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on shyness and wit

We grant, although he had much wit, He was very shy of using it.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 45.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on certainty and thought

Who thought he 'd won The field as certain as a gun.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 11.

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