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John Selden Quotes


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There is no book on which we can rest in a dying moment but the Bible.

    Topics: The Bible, Rest

'Tis much the doctrine of the times that men should not please themselves, but deny themselves everything they take delight in; not look upon beauty, wear no good clothes, eat no good meat, etc., which seems the greatest accusation that can be upon the Maker of all good things. If they are not to be used, why did God make them?

    Topics: Theology, Doctrine

Humility is a virtue all preach, none practise, and yet everybody is content to hear. The master thinks it good doctrine for his servant, the laity for the clergy, and the clergy for the laity.

    Topics: Virtue, Preaching

Tis not seasonable to call a man traitor, that has an army at his heels.

    Topics: War

Wise people say nothing in dangerous times.

    Topics: Wisdom

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