The thing we know best is that of which we are least conscious.
Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)
Contributed by: Siona
Logic is like the sword - those who appeal to it shall perish by it.
Source: The Note-books of Samuel Butler
Contributed by: ingebrita
All animals, except man, know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.
Contributed by: Teresa
For he by geometric scale Could take the size of pots of ale.
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 121.
Contributed by: Zaady
Like feather bed betwixt a wall And heavy brunt of cannon ball.
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto ii. Line 872.
No Indian prince has to his palace More followers than a thief to the gallows.
Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto i. Line 273.
Nor do I know what is become Of him, more than the Pope of Rome.
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 263.
Or shear swine, all cry and no wool.
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 852.
We grant, although he had much wit, He was very shy of using it.
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 45.
And poets by their sufferings grow,-- As if there were no more to do, To make a poet excellent, But only want and discontent.
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