Samuel Butler

1612 - 1680

A Quote by Samuel Butler

For every why he had a wherefore.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras, part I canto i. line 132.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

Whatever sceptic could inquire for, For every why he had a wherefore.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 131.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

Each window like a pill'ry appears, With heads thrust thro' nail'd by the ears.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto iii. Line 391.

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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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A Quote by Samuel Butler on money and worth

For what is worth in anything But so much money as 't will bring?

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto i. Line 465.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on force and nature

And force them, though it was in spite Of Nature and their stars, to write.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 647.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on discontent, excellence, and poets

And poets by their sufferings grow,-- As if there were no more to do, To make a poet excellent, But only want and discontent.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Fragments.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on change, force, and time

Some force whole regions, in despite O' geography, to change their site; Make former times shake hands with latter, And that which was before come after. But those that write in rhyme still make The one verse for the other's sake; For one for sense, and one for rhyme, I think 's sufficient at one time.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto i. Line 23.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

Quoth she, "I 've heard old cunning stagers Say fools for arguments use wagers."

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto i. Line 297.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on honor

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While the honour thou hast got Is spick and span new.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 398.

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