Samuel Butler

1612 - 1680

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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A Quote by Samuel Butler on conscience, nations, and vacation

Why should not conscience have vacation As well as other courts o' th' nation?

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Hudibras. Part ii. Canto ii. Line 317.

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on good

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'Man wants but little here below' but likes that little good-and not too long in coming.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Notebooks, Life of the World to Come

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on gold, lies, value, and wisdom

Though wisdom cannot be gotten for gold, still less can it be gotten without it. Gold, or the value of what's equivalent to gold, lies at the root of wisdom, and enters so largely into the very essence of the Holy Ghost that 'no gold, no Holy Ghost' may pass as an axiom.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Notebooks, Cash & Credit, Modern Simony

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on character, influence, welfare, and wishes

The wish to spread those opinions that we hold conducive to our own welfare is so deeply rooted in the English character that few of us can escape its influence.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Erewhon, Ch. 20

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on lies and mind

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I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Notebooks,Truth & Convenience,Falsehood

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on bitterness, charity, danger, inconsistency, lies, and religion

Then he saw also that it matters little what profession, whether of religion or irreligion, a man may make, provided only he follows it out with charitable inconsistency, and without insisting on it to the bitter end. It is in the uncompromisingness with which dogma is held and not in the dogma or want of dogma that the danger lies.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: The Way of All Flesh

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on vices and virtue

It is the function of vice to keep virtue within reasonable bounds.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Notebooks,

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