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'Cause grace and virtue are within
Prohibited degrees of kin;
And therefore no true saint allows,
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'Cause grace and virtue are within
Prohibited degrees of kin;
And therefore no true saint allows,
They shall be suffer'd to espouse.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Matrimony Quotes,
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All animals except man know that the ultimate point of life is to enjoy it. -Samuel Butler.

All animals except man know that the ultimate point of life is to enjoy it. -Samuel Butler.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Life Quotes,
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So Noah, when he anchor'd safe on
The mountain's top, his lofty haven,
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So Noah, when he anchor'd safe on
The mountain's top, his lofty haven,
And all the passengers he bore
Were on the new world set ashore,
He made it next his chief design
To plant and propagate a vine,
Which since has overwhelm'd and drown'd
Far greater number, on dry ground,
Of wretched mankind, one by one,
Than all the flood before had done.

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The truest characters of ignorance
Are vanity, and pride, and annoyance.

The truest characters of ignorance
Are vanity, and pride, and annoyance.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Ignorance Quotes,
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For blocks are better cleft with wedges,
Tan tools of sharp or subtle edges,
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For blocks are better cleft with wedges,
Tan tools of sharp or subtle edges,
And dullest nonsense has been found
By some to be the most profound.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Nonsense Quotes,
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