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"One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority."
Napoleon I
John Selden Quotes
A glorious Church is like a magnificent feast; there is all the variety that may be, but every one chooses out a dish or two that he likes, and lets the rest alone: how glorious soever the Church is, every one chooses out of it his own religion, by which he governs himself, and lets the rest alone.
John Selden

A king is a thing men have made for their own sakes, for quietness sake. Just as in a family one man is appointed to buy the meat.
John Selden

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

It's not the drinking to be blamed, but the excess.
John Selden

Old friends are best. King James used to call for his old shoes; they were easiest for his feet.
John Selden

Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain.
John Selden

Scrutamini scripturas. These two words have undone the world.
John Selden

The world cannot be governed without juggling.
John Selden

They that are against superstition oftentimes run into it of the wrong side. If I wear all colors but black, then I am superstitious in not wearing black.
John Selden

They that govern most make the least noise.
John Selden

Wise people say nothing in dangerous times.
John Selden

Type:
Statesman
Date of Birth:
0000-00-00
Year of Death:
1654
Nationality:
English
 

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