Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor (1613 - 13 August 1667) was a clergyman in the Church of England who achieved fame as an author during The Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell. He is sometimes known as the "Shakespeare of Divines" for his poetic style of expression and was often presented as a model of prose writing. He is remembered in the Church of England's calendar of saints with a Lesser Festival on 13 August

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Love is friendship set on fire.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Adultery itself in its principle is many times nothing but a curious inquisition after, and envy of another man's enclosed pleasures: and there have been many who refused fairer objects that they might ravish an enclosed woman from her retirement and single possessor.Rate it:
Curiosity is the direct incontinence of the spirit.Rate it:
Every act of virtue is an ingredient unto reward.Rate it:
Friendship is the allay of our sorrows, the ease of our passions, the discharge of our oppressions, the sanctuary to our calamities, the counselor of our doubts, the clarity of our minds.Rate it:
God hath prepared a little coronet or special reward (extraordinary and beside the great crown of all faithful souls) for those who have not defiled themselves with women.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Know that you are your greatest enemy, but also your greatest friend.Rate it:
Knowledge comes by eyes always open and working hard, and there is no knowledge that is not power.Rate it:
Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.Rate it:
Mistake not. Those pleasures are not pleasures that trouble the quiet and tranquillity of thy life.Rate it:
No man can tell but he that loves his children, how many delicious accents make a man's heart dance in the pretty conversation of those dear pledges; their childishness, their stammering, their little angers, their innocence, their imperfections, their necessities, are so many little emanations of joy and comfort to him that delights in their persons and society.Rate it:
No sin is small.Rate it:
Nothing is greater or more fearful sacrilege than to prostitute the great name of God to the petulancy of an idle tongue.Rate it:
To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance.Rate it:

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