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John Selden Quotes
Brief author info: John Selden (1584-1654) English jurist, scholar, orientalist.
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Old friends are best, King James used to call for his old shoes; they were easiest on his feet.
We pick out a text here and there to make it serve our turn; whereas, if we take it all together, and considered what went before and what followed after, we should find it meant no such thing.
The clergy would have us believe them against our own reason, as the woman would have her husband against his own eyes.
We measure the excellency of other men by some excellency we conceive to be in ourselves.
Humility is a virtue all preach, none practice, and yet everybody is content to hear.
Few men make themselves masters of the things they write or speak.
Never tell your resolution beforehand.
'Tis not the drinking that is to be blamed, but the excess.
Humility is a virtue all preach, none practice; and yet everybody is content to hear.
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.
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