„[He] spread his bread with all sorts of butter, yet none would stick thereon.“

—  Thomas Tusser, Thomas Fuller, describing Tusser's failure to profit from numerous ventures.
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„Yes yes (quoth she) for all those wyse woordis vttred,
I know on which syde my bread is buttred.
But there will no butter cleaue on my breade.
And on my bread any butter to be spreade.
Euery promise that thou therin dost vtter,
Is as sure as it were sealed with butter.“

—  John Heywood English writer known for plays, poems and a collection of proverbs 1497 - 1580
Yes yes, said she, for all those wise words uttered, I know on which side my bread is buttered. But there will no butter cleave on my bread. And on my bread any butter to be spread. Every promise that you therein do utter, Is as sure as it were sealed with butter. Part II, chapter 7.

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„Man can not live by bread alone... he must have peanut butter.“

—  Bill Cosby American actor, comedian, author, producer, musician, activist 1937

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„Besides, they always smell of bread and butter.“

—  George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824
Stanza 39.

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„I won't quarrel with my bread and butter.“

—  Jonathan Swift Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, and poet 1667 - 1745

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„Butter, bread, and green cheese: whoever cannot say that is not a true Frisian.“

—  Pier Gerlofs Donia Frisian warrior, pirate, and rebel 1480 - 1520
Quoted in: The Linguist: Journal of the Institute of Linguists. Volumes 42-43, The Institute, 2003. p. 192 According to legend, Pier forced his captives to repeat this shibboleth to distinguish Frisians from Dutch and Low Germans.

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„"Spinoza did not seek to found a sect, and he founded none"; yet all philosophy after him is permeated with his thought.“

—  Baruch Spinoza Dutch philosopher 1632 - 1677
Will Durant, beginning with a quote of Sir Frederick Pollock in Life and Philosophy of Spinoza (1899)

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„.. the sort of white crepe dough with which the person is thickly buttered [in the 'Haute Pâtes' series, Dubuffet made in 1946] was, by its proximity to the tar, dyed the color of burnt bread like a used Meerschaum pipe.“

—  Jean Dubuffet sculptor from France 1901 - 1985
Quote of Jean Dubuffet, in Indications descriptives, in Michel Tapie, Mirobolus, Macadam & Cie. (Paris, 1946). Dubuffet, 'More Modest, (1946) trans. Joachim Neugroschel in Tracks: A Journal of Artist's Writings 1:2 (Spring 1975), p 26-29

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