Samuel Butler

1612 - 1680

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

To swallow gudgeons ere they 're catch'd, And count their chickens ere they 're hatch'd.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto iii. Line 923.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on devil

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And bid the devil take the hin'most.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto ii. Line 633.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on learning

A Babylonish dialect Which learned pedants much affect.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 93.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

And prove their doctrine orthodox, By apostolic blows and knocks.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 199.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on clarity

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What makes all doctrines plain and clear? About two hundred pounds a year. And that which was prov'd true before Prove false again? Two hundred more.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part iii. Canto i. Line 1277.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on fortune and power

I am not now in fortune's power: He that is down can fall no lower.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 877.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

Where entity and quiddity, The ghosts of defunct bodies, fly.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 145.

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