Best Quotes by Samuel Pepys (Top 10)

  1. Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.
  2. Thanks be to God. Since my leaving the drinking of wine, I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better, and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company.
  3. The truth is, I do indulge myself a little the more in pleasure, knowing that this is the proper age of my life to do it; and, out of my observation that most men that do thrive in the world do forget to take pleasure during the time that they are getting their estate, but reserve that till they have got one, and then it is too late for them to enjoy it.
  4. Strange, to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition, every man and wife gazing and smiling at them.
  5. I went out to Charing Cross to see Major General Harrison hanged, drawn, and quartered; which was done there, he looking as cheerful as any man could in that condition.
  6. Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.
  7. He that will not stoop for a pin will never be worth a pound.
  8. Now public business takes up so much of my time that I must get time a Sundays or a nights to look after my own matters.
  9. Did satisfy myself mighty fair in the truth of the saying that the world do not grow old at all, but is in as good condition in all respects as ever it was.
  10. Music and woman I cannot but give way to, whatever my business is.

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