Samuel Butler

1612 - 1680

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 architecture, literature, music, and work

Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: The Way of All Flesh, ch. 14.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on seasons and youth

Youth is like spring, an over-praised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes. Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on honor and justice

But Hudibras gave him a twitch As quick as lightning in the breech, Just in the place where honour 's lodg'd, As wise philosophers have judg'd; Because a kick in that part more Hurts honour than deep wounds before.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto iii. Line 1065.

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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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