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.
Contributed by: Zaady
For money has a power above The stars and fate, to manage love.
If he that in the field is slain Be in the bed of honour lain, He that is beaten may be said To lie in honour's truckle-bed.
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 1047.
He had got a hurt O' the inside, of a deadlier sort.
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 309.
The greatest saints and sinners have been made The proselytes of one another's trade.
Source: Miscellaneous Thoughts
Quoth Hudibras, "I smell a rat! Ralpho, thou dost prevaricate."
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 821.
As men of inward light are wont To turn their optics in upon 't.
Source: Hudibras. Part iii. Canto i. Line 481.
The law can take a purse in open court, While it condemns a less delinquent for't.
Such as take lodgings in a head That 's to be let unfurnished.
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 161.
He ne'er consider'd it, as loth To look a gift-horse in the mouth.
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 490.
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