Samuel Butler

1612 - 1680

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 on saints and trade

The greatest saints and sinners have been made The proselytes of one another's trade.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Miscellaneous Thoughts

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

Quoth Hudibras, "I smell a rat! Ralpho, thou dost prevaricate."

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 821.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on men

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As men of inward light are wont To turn their optics in upon 't.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part iii. Canto i. Line 481.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on laws

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The law can take a purse in open court, While it condemns a less delinquent for't.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Miscellaneous Thoughts

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

Such as take lodgings in a head That 's to be let unfurnished.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 161.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on gifts and horses

He ne'er consider'd it, as loth To look a gift-horse in the mouth.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 490.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on chance

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As the ancients Say wisely, have a care o' th' main chance, And look before you ere you leap; For as you sow, ye are like to reap.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto ii. Line 501.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on generosity, love, and wine

All love at first, like generous wine, Ferments and frets until 'tis fine; But when 'tis settled on the lee, And from th' impurer matter free, Becomes the richer still the older, And proves the pleasanter the colder.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Miscellaneous Thoughts

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