Quotes by Jeremy Taylor

Love is friendship set on fire.
- Jeremy Taylor
Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.
- Jeremy Taylor
Dive on them and squash them if you must.
- Jeremy Taylor
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Every act of virtue is an ingredient unto reward.
- Jeremy Taylor
Whatsoever we beg of God, let us also work for it.
- Jeremy Taylor
To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance.
- Jeremy Taylor
Curiosity is the direct incontinency of the spirit.
- Jeremy Taylor
A religion without mystery must be a religion without God.
- Jeremy Taylor
Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth.
- Jeremy Taylor
The best theology is rather a divine life than a divine knowledge.
- Jeremy Taylor
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Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.
- Jeremy Taylor
Know that you are your greatest enemy, but also your greatest friend.
- Jeremy Taylor
Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others.
- Jeremy Taylor
He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows.
- Jeremy Taylor
God hath given to man a short time here upon earth, and yet upon this short time eternity depends.
- Jeremy Taylor
He that does a base thing in zeal for his friend burns the golden thread that ties their hearts together.
- Jeremy Taylor
Marriage is the mother of the world. It preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches, and heaven itself.
- Jeremy Taylor
A celibate, like the fly in the heart of an apple, dwells in a perpetual sweetness, but sits alone, and is confined and dies in singularity.
- Jeremy Taylor
He that is proud of riches is a fool. For if he is exalted above his neighbors because he has more gold, how much inferior is he to a gold mine.
- Jeremy Taylor
If anger proceeds from a great cause, it turns to fury; if from a small cause, it is peevishness; and so is always either terrible or ridiculous.
- Jeremy Taylor
Habits are the daughters of action, but then they nurse their mother, and produce daughters after her image, but far more beautiful and prosperous.
- Jeremy Taylor
It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance, for it requires knowledge to perceive it; and, therefore, he that can perceive it hath it not.
- Jeremy Taylor
No man is poor who does not think himself so. But if in a full fortune with impatience he desires more, he proclaims his wants and his beggarly condition.
- Jeremy Taylor
Revenge... is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Jeremy Taylor
When you lie down with a short prayer, commit yourself into the hands of your Creator; and when you have done so, trust Him with yourself, as you must do when you are dying.
- Jeremy Taylor
He that speaketh against his own reason speaks against his own conscience, and therefore it is certain that no man serves God with a good conscience who serves him against his reason.
- Jeremy Taylor