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.
- A religion without mystery must be a religion without God.
- He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows.
- 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.
- 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.
- Love is friendship set on fire.
- Marriage is the mother of the world. It preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches, and heaven itself.
- Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.
- The best theology is rather a divine life than a divine knowledge.
- To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance.
- 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.