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13 Famous Quotes by John Selden
12/16/1584 - 11/30/1654
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'Tis not the eating, nor 'tis not the drinking that is to be blamed, but the excess

Excess Quotes, by John Selden

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Commonly we say a Judgment falls upon a Man for something in him we cannot abide.

Judgment Quotes, by John Selden , Source: Table Talk--Judgments

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Syllables govern the world.

Language Quotes, by John Selden , Source: Table Talk--Power

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More solid things do not show the complexion of the times so well as Ballads and Libels.

Ballads Quotes, by John Selden , Source: Libels

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'Tis all one as if they should make the Standard for the measure, we call a Foot, a Chancellor's Foot; what an uncertain Measure would this be! one Chancellor has a long Foot, another a short Foot, a Third an indifferent foot. 'Tis the same thing in the Chancellor's Conscience.

Feet Quotes, by John Selden , Source: Table Talk--Equity

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Philosophy is nothing but Discretion.

Philosophy Quotes, by John Selden , Source: Table Talk--Philosophy

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Never tell your resolution beforehand.

Resolution Quotes, by John Selden , Source: Table Talk--Wisdom

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All things are God's already; we can give him no right, by consecrating any, that he had not before, only we set it apart to his service -- just as a gardener brings his master a basket of apricots, and presents them; his lord thanks him, and perhaps gives him something for his pains, and yet the apricots were as much his lord's before as now.

Christianity Quotes, by John Selden

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In my intellect, I may divide [faith and works], just as in the candle I know there is both light and heat; yet put out the candle, and both are gone.

Christianity Quotes, by John Selden

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Feast of Mary, Martha & Lazarus, Companions of Our Lord 'Twas an unhappy Division that has been made between Faith and Works; though in my Intellect I may divide them, just as in the Candle I know there is both Light and Heat. But yet, put out the Candle, and they are both gone.

Christianity Quotes, by John Selden

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Commemoration of Denys, Bishop of Paris, & his Companions, Martyrs, 258 Commemoration of Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, Philosopher, Scientist, 1253 Prayer should be short, without giving God Almighty reasons why He should grant this, or that; He knows best what is good for us. If your boy should ask you [for] a suit of clothes, and give you reasons, would you endure it? You know his needs better than he: let him ask a suit of clothes.

Christianity Quotes, by John Selden

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Ignorance of the law excuses no man.

Law Quotes, by John Selden

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Idolatry is in a man's own thought, not in the opinion of another.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by John Selden

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