Samuel Butler

1612 - 1680

A Quote by Samuel Butler on divinity and truth

For truth is precious and divine, - Too rich a pearl for carnal swine.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto ii. Line 257.

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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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A Quote by Samuel Butler on beginning

The sun had long since in the lap Of Thetis taken out his nap, And, like a lobster boil'd, the morn From black to red began to turn.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto ii. Line 29.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that 's slain.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part iii. Canto iii. Line 243.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on enemies

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For those that run away and fly, Take place at least o' the enemy.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 609.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

Through perils both of wind and limb, Through thick and thin she follow'd him.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on day

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And wisely tell what hour o' the day The clock does strike, by algebra.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 125.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on boredom

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But still his tongue ran on, the less Of weight it bore, with greater ease.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part iii. Canto ii. Line 443.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

With many a stiff thwack, many a bang, Hard crab-tree and old iron rang.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto ii. Line 831.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

True as the dial to the sun, Although it be not shin'd upon.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part iii. Canto ii. Line 175.

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