Facts about Jeremy Taylor

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Jeremy Taylor was a famous Clergyman from United Kingdom, who lived between and August 13, 1667.

Our collection contains 25 quotes who is written / told by Jeremy, under the main topic Marriage.

Famous quotes by Jeremy Taylor (25)


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"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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"Whatsoever we beg of God, let us also work for it"
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"To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance"
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"The best theology is rather a divine life than a divine knowledge"
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"Secrecy is the chastity of friendship"
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"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"
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"Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth"
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"Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit"
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"Marriage is the mother of the world. It preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches, and heaven itself"
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"Love is friendship set on fire"
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"Know that you are your greatest enemy, but also your greatest friend"
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"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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"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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"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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"He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows"
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"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"
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"He that does a base thing in zeal for his friend burns the golden thread that ties their hearts together"
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"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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"God hath given to man a short time here upon earth, and yet upon this short time eternity depends"
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"Every act of virtue is an ingredient unto reward"
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"Dive on them and squash them if you must"
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"Curiosity is the direct incontinency of the spirit"
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"Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others"
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"A religion without mystery must be a religion without God"
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"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"


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