excess reverse their
very nature and instead of exciting, stun and stupefy the
has wrought more prejudice
to religion, or brought more disparagement upon truth, than boisterous
and unseasonable zeal.—Barrow.
zeal knowledge is gotten,
through lack of zeal knowledge is lost; let a man who knows this double
path of gain and loss thus place himself that knowledge may
men are ever displaying
to you the strength of their belief, while judicious men are showing
the grounds of it.—Shenstone.
does a base thing in
zeal for his friend burns the golden thread that ties their hearts
your zeal outrun your
charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine.—Hosea Ballou.
- It is
coal from God's altar
must kindle our fire; and without fire, true fire, no acceptable
deviation from the rules
of charity and brotherly love, of gentleness and forbearance, of
and patience, which our Lord prescribes to his disciples, however it
appear to be founded on an attachment to Him and zeal for His service,
is in truth a departure from the religion of Him, "the Son of Man," who
"came not to destroy men's lives, but to save them."—Bishop Mant.
zeal for truth has a
hundred to one odds to be either petulancy, ambition, or pride.—Swift.
without knowledge is like
expedition to a man in the dark. —Newton.
unless it be rightly guided,
when it endeavors the most busily to please God, forceth upon Him those
unseasonable offices which please Him not.—Hooker.
- We do
in our zeal our calmer
moments would be afraid to answer.—Scott.