Samuel Pepys Quotes

Saw a wedding in the church. It was strange to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition. Samuel Pepys

I went out to Charing Cross to see Major-General Harrison hanged, drawn and quartered -which was done there – he looking as cheerful as any man could do in that condition. Samuel Pepys

But Lord! to see the absurd nature of Englishmen, that cannot forbear laughing and jeering at everything that looks strange. Samuel Pepys

Thanks be to God. Since my leaving the drinking of wine, I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better, and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company. Samuel Pepys

Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody. Samuel Pepys

The truth is, I do indulge myself a little the more in pleasure, knowing that this is the proper age of my life to do it; and, out of my observation that most men that do thrive in the world do forget to take pleasure during the time that they are getting their estate, but reserve that till they have got one, and then it is too late for them to enjoy it. Samuel Pepys

Music and woman I cannot but give way to, whatever my business is. Samuel Pepys

Up and with my wife to church, where Mr. Mills made an unnecessary sermon on Original Sin, neither understood by himself, nor the people. Samuel Pepys

He that will not stoop for a pin will never be worth a pound. Samuel Pepys