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.
Quote by John Selden
John Selden Quotes
Prayer should be short, without giving God Almighty reasons why he should grant this, or...
Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.
Ignorance of the law excuses no man; not that all men know the law, but...
Money makes a man laugh
'Tis not the eating, nor 'tis not the drinking that is to be blamed, but...
Old friends are best.
Humanity is a Virtue all preach, none practice, and yet every body is content to...
Pleasures are all alike simply considered in themselves: he that hunts, or he that governs...
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....
'Tis not seasonable to call a man a traitor that has an army at his...
The world cannot be governed without juggling.
It's not the drinking to be blamed, but the excess.
Tis not seasonable to call a man traitor, that has an army at his heels.
They that are against superstition oftentimes run into it of the wrong side. If I...
No man is the wiser for his learning
Wise people say nothing in dangerous times.
Philosophy is nothing but discretion.
Of all actions of a man's life, his marriage does least concern other people, yet...
Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain.