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Jeremy Taylor Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Feb 2021
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Men And Women
It is impossible for that man to despair who remembers that his Helper is omnipotent.
Marriage has in it less of beauty, but more of safety, than the single life; it hath not more ease, but less danger; it is more merry and more sad; it is fuller of sorrows and fuller of joys; it lies under more burdens, but is supported by all the strengths of love and charity; and those burdens are delightful.
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 into societies and republics, and sends out colonies, and feeds the world with delicacies, and keeps order, and exercises many virtues, and promotes the interest of mankind, and is that state of good to which God hath designed the present constitution of the world.
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.
Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit
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.
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.
Whatsoever we beg of God, let us also work for it.
To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance.
The best theology is rather a divine life than a divine knowledge.
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.
Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth.
Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.
Marriage is the mother of the world. It preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches, and heaven itself.
Know that you are your greatest enemy, but also your greatest friend.
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.
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.
He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows.
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.
He that does a base thing in zeal for his friend burns the golden thread that ties their hearts together.
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