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Samuel Butler Poems
All smatterers are more brisk and pert
Than those that understand an art;
As little sparkles shine more bright
Than glowing coals, that give them light....
Hypocrisy will serve as well
To propagate a church, as zeal;
As persecution and promotion
Do equally advance devotion: ...
- Religion Of Hudibras, The
For his religion it was fit
To match his learning and his wit:
'Twas Presbyterian true blue;
For he was of that stubborn crew ...
- Hudibras: Part 3 - Canto I
The Knight and Squire resolve, at once,
The one the other to renounce. ...
- Hudibras: Part 1 - Canto Iii
The scatter'd rout return and rally,
Surround the place; the Knight does sally, ...
Top 10 most used topics by Samuel ButlerTrue 9 Force 8 Devil 8 Never 7 Write 6 Person 6 Fight 6 Long 6 Wrong 6 War 6
Samuel Butler Quotes
- The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.
- Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature.
- Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
- All philosophies, if you ride them, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others.
- You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.
Comments about Samuel ButlerLwinckles: "autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits." - samuel butler
Charlierichmond: darwin among the machines: a victorian visionary’s prophetic admonition for saving ourselves from enslavement by artificial intelligence – the marginalian
Stylesarapan: "i care about truth not for truth's sake but for my own." samuel butler
Brainpickings: this week's highlightable delights: emerson on how to trust yourself and what solitude really means, henry miller on the secret to growth in art and in life, a victorian prophecy of ai
Philip_d_conrad: life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. (samuel butler)
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