John Selden - Quotes

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Old friends are best.

Old friends are best.

Wise people say nothing in dangerous times.

Wise people say nothing in dangerous times.

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.

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.

Tis not seasonable to call a man traitor, that has an army at his heels. ---->>>

Prayer should be short, without giving God Almighty reasons why he should grant this, or that; he knows best what is good for us. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The world cannot be governed without juggling. ---->>>

In quoting of books, quote such authors as are usually read; others you may read for your own satisfaction, but not name them. ---->>>

It's not the drinking to be blamed, but the excess. ---->>>

Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain. ---->>>

Idolatry is in a man's own thought, not in the opinion of another. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Philosophy is nothing but discretion. ---->>>

They that govern the most make the least noise. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: December 16, 1584
Birthplace: Salvington, Sussex
Die: November 30, 1654
Occupation: Statesman
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John Selden (16 December 1584 – 30 November 1654) was an English jurist and a scholar of England's ancient laws and constitution and scholar of Jewish law. He was known as a polymath showing true intellectual depth and breadth; John Milton hailed Selden in 1644 as "the chief of learned men reputed in this land (wikipedia)