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Zeal Quotes


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A zealous soul without meekness, is like a ship in a storm, in danger of wrecks. A meek soul without zeal, is like a ship in a calm, that moves not so fast as it ought.

Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.

False zeal may rise as high as true, and indeed much higher; because it is extremely apt to estimate its object above its intrinsic and comparative importance. Besides, when a totally selfish heart is awakened into zeal, there is nothing in it to stem the tide of affections, which all unite and harmonize in the ardent pursuit of a selfish end. True zeal is a strong, steady, uniform, benevolent affection; but false zeal is a strong, desultory, boisterous, selfish passion.

For virtue's self may too much zeal be had; the worst of madness is a saint run mad.

I have never known a trader in philanthropy who was not wrong in his head or heart, somewhere or other.

I like men who are temperate and moderate in everything. An excessive zeal for that which is good, though it may not be offensive to me, at all events raises my wonder, and leaves me in a difficulty how I should call it.

If our zeal were true and genuine, we should be more angry with a sinner than with a heretic.

My zeal hath consumed me.

Nothing can be fairer or more noble than the holy fervor of true zeal.

Nothing hath wrought more prejudice to religion, or brought more disparagement upon truth, than boisterous and unseasonable zeal.

People give the name of zeal to their propensity to mischief and violence, though it is not the cause, but their interest that inflames them.

The frenzy of nations is the statesmanship of fate.

To be furious in religion is to be irreligiously religious.

Violent zeal even for truth has a hundred to one odds to be either petulancy, ambition, or pride.

When we see an eager assailant of wrongs, a special reformer, we feel like asking him, What right have you, sir, to your one virtue? Is virtue piecemeal?

Whether zeal or moderation be the point we aim at, let us keep fire out of the one, and frost out of the other.

Zeal and duty are not slow; but on occasion's firelock watchful wait.

Zeal for the public good is the characteristic of a man of honor and a gentleman, and must take place of pleasures, profits, and all other private gratifications. Whoever wants this motive, is an open enemy, or an inglorious neuter to mankind, in proportion to the misapplied advantages with which nature and fortune have blessed him.

Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.

Zeal is fit for wise men, but flourishes chiefly among fools.


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