Samuel Butler

1612 - 1680

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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A Quote by Samuel Butler

He that complies against his will Is of his own opinion still.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part iii. Canto iii. Line 547.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

Still amorous and fond and billing, Like Philip and Mary on a shilling.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part iii. Canto i. Line 687.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

Some have been beaten till they know What wood a cudgel 's of by th' blow; Some kick'd until they can feel whether A shoe be Spanish or neat's leather.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto i. Line 221.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on cheating and pleasure

Doubtless the pleasure is as great Of being cheated as to cheat.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto iii. Line 1.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

Cheer'd up himself with ends of verse And sayings of philosophers.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 1011.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler

Ay me! what perils do environ The man that meddles with cold iron!

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto iii. Line 1.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on mind

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Compound for sins they are inclined to, By damning those they have no mind to.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part i. Canto 1, Line 213

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