30 Total Quotes

John Selden Quotes

John Selden
Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it's twice asonerous a duty
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#New Year

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In quoting of books, quote such authors as are usually read; others you may read for your own satisfaction, but not name them.
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#English Statesman #Books And Reading

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To preach long, loud, and Damnation, is the way to be cried up. We love a man that damns us, and we run after him again to save us.
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#Preachers And Preaching

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Pleasures are all alike simply considered in themselves: he that hunts, or he that governs the commonwealth, they both please themselves alike, only we commend that, whereby we ourselves receive some benefit.
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#Pleasure

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Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain.
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They that govern the most make the least noise.
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It's not the drinking to be blamed, but the excess.
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Philosophy is nothing but discretion.
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No man is the wiser for his learning; it may administer matter to work in, or objects to work upon; but wit and wisdom are born with a man.
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No man is the wiser for his learning
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Wise men say nothing in dangerous times
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#Men

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Old friends are best. King James used to call for his old shoes; they were easiest for his feet.
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#English Statesman #Friends Or Friendship

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He that has not religion to govern his morality, is not a dram better than my mastiff-dog; so long as you stroke him, and please him, and do not pinch him, he will play with you as finely as may be, he is a very good moral mastiff; but if you hurt him, he will fly in your face, and tear out your throat.
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#Morality

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They that are against superstition oftentimes run into it of the wrong side. If I wear all colors but black, then I am superstitious in not wearing black.
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The world cannot be governed without juggling.
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Tis not seasonable to call a man a traitor that has an army at his heels
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#Man

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Prayer should be short, without giving God Almighty reasons why he should grant this, or that; he knows best what is good for us.
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Money makes a man laugh
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#Man

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A king is a thing men have made for their own sakes, for quietness sake. Just as in a family one man is appointed to buy the meat.
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Ignorance of the law excuses no man; not that all men know the law, but because 'tis an excuse every man will plead, and no man can tell how to confute him
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#Law And Lawyers

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A glorious Church is like a magnificent feast; there is all the variety that may be, but every one chooses out a dish or two that he likes, and lets the rest alone: how glorious soever the Church is, every one chooses out of it his own religion, by which he governs himself, and lets the rest alone.
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#Churches

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Idolatry is in a man's own thought, not in the opinion of another.
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They that govern most make the least noise.
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Wise people say nothing in dangerous times.
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Of all actions of a man's life, his marriage does least concern other people, yet of all actions of our life tis most meddled with by other people.
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Tis not seasonable to call a man traitor, that has an army at his heels.
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