John Selden quotes

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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 ...
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 ...
Humility is a virtue all preach, none practise, and yet everybody is content to hear. The master thinks it good doctrine for his s ...
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 ...
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 wit ...
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 h ...
Pleasures are all alike simply considered in themselves: he that hunts, or he that governs the commonwealth, they both please them ...
Prayer should be short, without giving God Almighty reasons why he should grant this, or that; he knows best what is good for us.
'Tis not seasonable to call a man traitor, that has an army at his heels.
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