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Jeremy Taylor – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by 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


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.

– Jeremy Taylor


Love is friendship set on fire.

– Jeremy Taylor


Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.

– Jeremy Taylor


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

– Jeremy Taylor


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.

– Jeremy Taylor


The best theology is rather a divine life than a divine knowledge.

– Jeremy Taylor


To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance.

– Jeremy Taylor


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

– Jeremy Taylor


A religion without mystery must be a religion without God.

– Jeremy Taylor


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.

– Jeremy Taylor