Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor
Jeremy Taylor
  • Born: August 13, 1667
  • Died: August 13, 1667
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Clergyman









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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.
A religion without mystery must be a religion without God. Religion & God
Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others.
Curiosity is the direct incontinency of the spirit.
Dive on them and squash them if you must.
Every act of virtue is an ingredient unto reward.
God hath given to man a short time here upon earth, and yet upon this short time eternity depends. Time ;Religion & God
Habits are the daughters of action, but then they nurse their mother, and produce daughters after her image, but far more beautiful and prosperous.
He that does a base thing in zeal for his friend burns the golden thread that ties their hearts together.
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 loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows. Families, Children & Parenting
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. Religion & God
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.
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. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Know that you are your greatest enemy, but also your greatest friend.
Love is friendship set on fire. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Romantic ;Friendship
Marriage is the mother of the world. It preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches, and heaven itself. Families, Children & Parenting
Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.
Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth. Truth
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.
Revenge... is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
Secrecy is the chastity of friendship. Friendship
The best theology is rather a divine life than a divine knowledge. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Life
To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Whatsoever we beg of God, let us also work for it. Religion & God ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
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. Trust