Jeremy Taylor Quotes

So long as idleness is quite shut out from our lives, all the sins of wantonness, softness, and effeminacy are prevented; and there is but little room for temptation.

Jeremy Taylor

Knowledge comes by eyes always open and working hands, and there is no knowledge that is not power.

Jeremy Taylor

Whoever is a hypocrite in his religion mocks God, presenting to Him the outside and reserving the inward for his enemy.

Jeremy Taylor

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

Jeremy Taylor

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

Jeremy Taylor

A wise man shall overrule his stars, and have a greater influence upon his own content than all the constellations and planets of the firmament.

Jeremy Taylor

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

Jeremy Taylor

Impatience turns an ague into a fever, a fever to the plague, fear into despair, anger into rage, loss into madness, and sorrow to amazement.

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

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

Impatience turns an ague into a fever, a fever to the plague, fear into despair, anger into rage, loss into madness, and sorrow to amazement.

Jeremy Taylor
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