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 with by other people.
Quote by John Selden
John Selden Quotes
Humanity is a Virtue all preach, none practice, and yet every body is content to...
It's not the drinking to be blamed, but the excess.
The world cannot be governed without juggling.
'Tis not seasonable to call a man a traitor that has an army at his...
A king is a thing men have made for their own sakes, for quietness sake....
No man is the wiser for his learning; it may administer matter to work in,...
Money makes a man laugh
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.
No man is the wiser for his learning
They that are against superstition oftentimes run into it of the wrong side. If I...
Philosophy is nothing but discretion.
'Tis not the eating, nor 'tis not the drinking that is to be blamed, but...
Old friends are best.
Tis not seasonable to call a man traitor, that has an army at his heels.
Prayer should be short, without giving God Almighty reasons why he should grant this, or...
In quoting of books, quote such authors as are usually read; others you may read...
One receives as reward for much ennui, despondency, boredom --such as a solitude without friends,...
My books kept me from the ring, the dog-pit, the tavern, and the saloon.
Most books today seem to have been written overnight from books read that day.