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John Selden Quotes and Sayings

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

They that govern the most make the least noise.
- John Selden

In quoting of books, quote such authors as are usually read;
others you may read for your own satisfaction,
but not name them.
- John Selden

Prayer should be short, without giving God Almighty
reasons why he should grant this,
or that; he knows best what is good for us.
- John Selden

 

Wise people say nothing in dangerous times.
- John Selden

Old friends are best.
- John Selden

Philosophy is nothing but discretion.
- John Selden

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

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.
- 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

Of all actions of a man's life, his marriage does least concern other people,
yet of all actions of our life tis most meddled with by other people.
- 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

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

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow PHOTO

Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit
which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
- Henry David Thoreau

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

Pleasure disappoints, possibility never
- Soren Kierkegaard

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act
is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness
of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
- Albert Einstein

A new friend is like new wine;
when it has aged you will drink it with pleasure.
- Ecclesiastes 9:10

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil,
when one feels tranquil,
one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings;
when one has these feelings and appreciates them,
one is free of fear.
- The Buddha

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

My definition of success is to live your life in a way
that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -
and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel
a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
- Tony Robbins

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do;
the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
- Mary Wilson Little

The greatest battle of all is simply... Life.
This is no child's game. This is the big one -
the Super Bowl - the Game of all games.
The rules of Life are unwritten and unknown.
Perhaps, one could say that there are no rules.
The Judge has ultimate power.
She can call the game at any time - for any reason.
The penalties in the Game are completely arbitrary -
in both timing and severity.
Penalty for what, we ask?
The Judge is silent.
How can I win the Game?
"You can never win," comes the answer,
"So just take pleasure in playing the Game."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The greatest pleasure when I started making money was
not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to
have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.
- Gore Vidal

Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
- Henny Youngman

Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally,
in the end, pleasure.
- Mark Strand

My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody;
they were my refuge when annoyed -
my dearest pleasure when free.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Music produces a kind of pleasure
which human nature cannot do without.
- Confucius

When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure,
when I really enjoy my life.
- Monica Bellucci

God made me fast.
And when I run, I feel His pleasure.
- Eric Liddell

If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends -
you're safe in doing it.
But if you take the slightest pleasure in it,
that's the time to hold your tongue.
- Alice Duer Miller

Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune.
For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure
in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
- Russell Baker

Work is not man's punishment.
It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
- George Sand

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.
- Aphra Behn

There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
- Thomas Fuller

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
- Clarence Darrow

Don't get me wrong, I think bikes are terrific.
I own several of my own, including a trendy mountain style,
and ride them for pleasure and light exercise.
- Brock Yates

Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure?
It's to see my dividends coming in.
- John D. Rockefeller

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
- Dale Carnegie

I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat.
There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra
three years in the geriatric ward.
- John Mortimer

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure,
till you know there is no hook beneath it.
- Thomas Jefferson

The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly
in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless.
It is a pleasant surprise to ourselves.
- Eric Hoffer

Pleasure becomes a value, a teleological end in itself.
It's probably more Western than U.S.
per se.
- David Foster Wallace

Children should learn that reading is pleasure,
not just something that teachers make you do in school.
- Beverly Cleary

In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
- Honore de Balzac

I just think it's fun to remind people that good television
has exited and it can exist again and just to give
them pleasure and enjoy it and make them laugh.
- Jenna Elfman

I never learned anything at all in school and didn't
read a book for pleasure until I was 19 years old.
- Stanley Kubrick

Variety is the soul of pleasure.
- Aphra Behn

Men value things in three ways: as useful,
as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as excellent,
or as intrinsically admirable or honorable.
- Mortimer Adler

Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure,
there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
- Lord Byron

Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death.
The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence.
- David Hume

If a site is done with pleasure and a fun attitude,
it's a great way to communicate with your fans.
- Christopher Lambert

Toil and pleasure, dissimilar in nature,
are nevertheless united by a certain natural bond.
- Titus Livius

The test and the use of man's education is that he
finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
- Jacques Barzun

Business was his aversion; Pleasure was his business.
- Maria Edgeworth

It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
- Tacitus

My pleasure was to copy, not to create.
- Manuel Puig

Pleasure and pain, though directly opposite are contrived
to be constant companions.
- Pierre Charron

It's such a pleasure to work in these movies,
it's almost like it's not really happening.
- Fred Willard

The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in
this world is to discover new truths,
and the next is to shake off old prejudices.
- Frederick II

A carefree quality is a whole aspect of life that I will never understand.
I don't think I have ever been carefree and can't see the pleasure of it.
- Carter Burwell

Money gives me pleasure all the time.
- Hilaire Belloc


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