Samuel Butler

1612 - 1680

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

Have always been at daggers-drawing, And one another clapper-clawing.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto ii. Line 79.

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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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