He could distinguish and divide A hair 'twixt south and southwest side.
Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)
Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 67.
Contributed by: Zaady
The want of money is the root of all evil.
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.
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.
Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto ii. Line 501.
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.
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