Best Quotes by John Selden (Top 10)

  1. Old friends are best.
  2. Prayer should be short, without giving God Almighty reasons why he should grant this, or that; he knows best what is good for us.
  3. Tis not seasonable to call a man traitor, that has an army at his heels.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 refute him.
  6. Old friends are best. King James used to call for his old shoes; they were the easiest for his feet.
  7. 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.
  8. Idolatry is in a man's own thought, not in the opinion of another.
  9. Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain.
  10. The world cannot be governed without juggling.

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