Troubled Water: John Selden


In troubled Water you can scarce see your Face, or see it very little, till the Water be quiet and stand still. So in troubled times you can see little Truth; when times are quiet and settled, Truth appears.

John Selden 1584-1684

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I can’t decide whether the analogy is true or not – what do you think?


About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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One Response to Troubled Water: John Selden

  1. I think finding truth in troubled times if very difficult. Often the truth is not seen until things are over and then much later is the truth known.

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