63 Total Quotes

Jeremy Taylor Quotes

Avoid idleness, and fill up all the spaces of thy time with severe and useful employment: for lust easily creeps in at those emptinesses where the soul is unemployed and the body is at ease; no easy, healthful, idle person was ever chaste if he could
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#Chastity

The best theology is rather a divine life than a divine knowledge
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#Knowledge

Curiosity is the direct incontinence of the spirit.
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#Curiosity #British Clergyman

Celibacy, like the fly in the heart of an apple, dwells in perpetual sweetness, but sits alone, and is confined and dies in singularity; but marriage, like the useful bee, builds a house, and gathers sweetness from every flower, and labors and unites
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#Heart

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

Dive on them and squash them if you must.
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#British Clergyman

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

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.
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#Ignorance #British Clergyman

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.
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#Prayer #British Clergyman

Habits are the daughters of action, but then they nurse their mother, and produce daughters after her image, but far more beautiful and prosperous.
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#Action #British Clergyman

No man can tell but he that loves his children, how many delicious accents make a man's heart dance in the pretty conversation of those dear pledges; their childishness, their stammering, their little angers, their innocence, their imperfections, their necessities, are so many little emanations of joy and comfort to him that delights in their persons and society.
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#Children

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

Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth
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#Truth

Adultery itself in its principle is many times nothing but a curious inquisition after, and envy of another man's enclosed pleasures: and there have been many who refused fairer objects that they might ravish an enclosed woman from her retirement and single possessor.
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#Adultery

He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows.
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#Children #British Clergyman

Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.
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#Chastity #British Clergyman

A religion without mystery must be a religion without God
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#God

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

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.
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#Anger #British Clergyman

God hath prepared a little coronet or special reward (extraordinary and beside the great crown of all faithful souls) for those who have not defiled themselves with women.
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#God #Chastity

Know that you are your greatest enemy, but also your greatest friend.
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#British Clergyman

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.
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#Conscience