Samuel Butler

1612 - 1680

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 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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A Quote by Samuel Butler

And pulpit, drum ecclesiastick, Was beat with fist instead of a stick.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 11.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on honor and lies

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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.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 1047.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

He had got a hurt O' the inside, of a deadlier sort.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 309.

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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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