Samuel Butler

1612 - 1680

A Quote by Samuel Butler

For rhyme the rudder is of verses, With which, like ships, they steer their courses.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 463.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on children, love, and poets

Love is a boy by poets styl'd; Then spare the rod and spoil the child.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto i. Line 843.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on words

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Oaths are but words, and words but wind.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. line 107

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on blindness, leadership, and mankind

Opinion governs all mankind, Like the blind's leading of the blind .

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Miscellaneous Thoughts.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on friendship

Friend Ralph, thou hast Outrun the constable at last.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 1367.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on gifts

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When pious frauds and holy shifts Are dispensations and gifts.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 1145.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

'T was Presbyterian true blue.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 191.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on water

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These reasons made his mouth to water.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 379.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on religion

As if religion was intended For nothing else but to be mended.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 205.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on rhetoric

For rhetoric, he could not ope His mouth, but out there flew a trope.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 81.

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