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Besides 'tis known he could speak Greek
As naturally as pigs squeak;
That Latin was no more read more

Besides 'tis known he could speak Greek
As naturally as pigs squeak;
That Latin was no more difficile
That to a blackbird 'tis to whistle.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Linguists Quotes,
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The moon pull'd off her veil of light,
That hides her face by day from sight
(Mysterious read more

The moon pull'd off her veil of light,
That hides her face by day from sight
(Mysterious veil, of brightness made,)
That's both her lustre and her shade),
And in the lantern of the night,
With shining horns hung out her light.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Moon Quotes,
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A Babylonish dialect
Which learned pedants much affect.

A Babylonish dialect
Which learned pedants much affect.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Linguists Quotes,
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The reasonable man adapts himself to the world, but the unreasonable man tries to adapt the world to him--therefore, all read more

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world, but the unreasonable man tries to adapt the world to him--therefore, all progress depends upon the unreasonable man.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Progress Quotes,
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A degenerate nobleman, or one that is proud of his birth, is like
a turnip. There is nothing good read more

A degenerate nobleman, or one that is proud of his birth, is like
a turnip. There is nothing good of him but that which is
underground.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Ancestry Quotes,
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