Jeremy Taylor Quotes

Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth... view

By: Jeremy Taylor

He that does a base thing in zeal for his friend burns the golden thread that ties their hearts together... view

By: Jeremy Taylor

Secrecy is the chastity of friendship... view

By: 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... view

By: Jeremy Taylor

A religion without mystery must be a religion without God... view

By: Jeremy Taylor

Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others... view

By: Jeremy Taylor

Curiosity is the direct incontinency of the spirit... view

By: Jeremy Taylor

Dive on them and squash them if you must... view

By: Jeremy Taylor

God hath given to man a short time here upon earth, and yet upon this short time eternity depends... view

By: 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... view

By: Jeremy Taylor

He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows... view

By: 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... view

By: Jeremy Taylor

If anger proceeds from a great cause, it turns to fury.. view

By: Jeremy Taylor

To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance... view

By: Jeremy Taylor

When you lie down with a short prayer, commit yourself into the hands of your Creator.. view

By: Jeremy Taylor

Every act of virtue is an ingredient unto reward... view

By: Jeremy Taylor

Whatsoever we beg of God, let us also work for it... view

By: Jeremy Taylor

It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance, for it requires knowledge to perceive it.. view

By: Jeremy Taylor

The best theology is rather a divine life than a divine knowledge... view

By: 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... view

By: 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... view

By: Jeremy Taylor

Know that you are your greatest enemy, but also your greatest friend... view

By: Jeremy Taylor

Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit... view

By: Jeremy Taylor

Marriage is the mother of the world. It preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches, and heaven itself... view

By: Jeremy Taylor

Love is friendship set on fire... view

By: Jeremy Taylor