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. Idolatry is in a man's own thought, not in the opinion of another.
  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. Old friends are best. King James used to call for his old shoes; they were the easiest for his feet.
  9. Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain.
  10. The world cannot be governed without juggling.

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