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John Selden

Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain. (Table Talk, 1689)
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They that govern the most make the least noise.
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Wise people say nothing in dangerous times.
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They that are against superstition oftentimes run into it of the wrong side. If I wear all colours but black, then I am superstitious in not wearing black.
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Old friends are best. King James used to call for his old shoes; they were easiest for his feet.
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The world cannot be governed without juggling.
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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.
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Idolatry is in a man's own thought, not in the opinion of another.
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English historian and antiquary, 1584-1654

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Antiquary, Historian, English
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