Samuel Butler

1612 - 1680

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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A Quote by Samuel Butler on peace and war

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There's but the twinkling of a star Between a man of peace and war.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto iii. Line 957.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on salvation

With crosses, relics, crucifixes, Beads, pictures, rosaries, and pixes, The tools of working out salvation By mere mechanic operation.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part iii. Canto i. Line 1495.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

He could distinguish and divide A hair 'twixt south and southwest side.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 67.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on evil and money

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The want of money is the root of all evil.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

He made an instrument to know If the moon shine at full or no.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto iii. Line 261.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on crisis and mortality

With mortal crisis doth portend My days to appropinque an end.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 589.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on books and money

With books and money plac'd for show Like nest-eggs to make clients lay, And for his false opinion pay.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Line 624.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

He that imposes an oath makes it, Not he that for convenience takes it; Then how can any man be said To break an oath he never made?

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto ii. Line 377.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on fate, love, money, and power

For money has a power above The stars and fate, to manage love.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras

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