Quotations On Zeal

  • Motives by excess reverse their very nature and instead of exciting, stun and stupefy the mind.—Coleridge.
  • Nothing has wrought more prejudice to religion, or brought more disparagement upon truth, than boisterous and unseasonable zeal.—Barrow.
  • Through 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 grow.—Buddha.
  • Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief, while judicious men are showing you the grounds of it.—Shenstone.
  • He that does a base thing in zeal for his friend burns the golden thread that ties their hearts together.—Jeremy Taylor.
  • Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine.—Hosea Ballou.
  • It is a coal from God's altar must kindle our fire; and without fire, true fire, no acceptable sacrifice.—William Penn.

  • Every deviation from the rules of charity and brotherly love, of gentleness and forbearance, of meekness and patience, which our Lord prescribes to his disciples, however it may 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.
  • Violent zeal for truth has a hundred to one odds to be either petulancy, ambition, or pride.—Swift.
  • Zeal without knowledge is like expedition to a man in the dark. —Newton.
  • Zeal, 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 that in our zeal our calmer moments would be afraid to answer.—Scott.