Jeremy Taylor Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Jeremy Taylor quotes, Jeremy Taylor sayings, and Jeremy Taylor proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Lust is a captivity of the reason and an enraging of the passions. It hinders business and distracts counsel. It sins against the body and weakens the soul. Jeremy Taylor
Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit. Jeremy Taylor
Whoever is a hypocrite in his religion mocks God, presenting to Him the outside and reserving the inward for his enemy. Jeremy Taylor
Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others. Jeremy Taylor
Curiosity is the direct incontinency of the spirit. 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. Jeremy Taylor
Impatience turns an ague into a fever, a fever to the plague, fear into despair, anger into rage, loss into madness, and sorrow to amazement. Jeremy Taylor
Secrecy is the chastity of friendship. Jeremy Taylor
The best theology is rather a divine life than a divine knowledge. Jeremy Taylor
The thing framed says that nothing framed it; the tongue never made itself to speak, and yet talks against him that did; saying that which is made, is, and that which made it, is not. But this folly is infinite as hell, as much without light or bound as the chaos or the primitive nothing. Jeremy Taylor
On him that takes revenge, revenge shall be taken, and by a real evil he shall dearly pay for the goods that are but airy and fantastical; it is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion. Jeremy Taylor
Avoid idleness, and fill up all the spaces of thy time with severe and useful employment: for lust easily creeps in at those emptinesses where the soul is unemployed and the body is at ease; no easy, healthful, idle person was ever chaste if he could. Jeremy Taylor
Love is friendship set on fire. Jeremy Taylor
Temperance is reason's girdle and passion's bridle, the strength of the soul and the foundation of virtue. Jeremy Taylor
If these little sparks of holy fire which I have thus heaped up together do not give life to your prepared and already enkindled spirit, yet they will sometimes help to entertain a thought, to actuate a passion, to employ and hallow a fancy. Jeremy Taylor
God is pleased with no music below so much as with the thanksgiving songs of relieved widows and supported orphans; of rejoicing, comforted, and thankful persons. Jeremy Taylor
Every degree of recession from the state of grace Christ first put us in is a recession from our hopes. Jeremy Taylor
The private and personal blessings we enjoy—the blessings of immunity, safeguard, liberty and integrity—deserve the thanksgiving of a whole life. Jeremy Taylor
God is pleased with no music below so much as with the thanksgiving songs of relieved widows and supported orphans; of rejoicing, comforted, and thankful persons. Jeremy Taylor
Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others. Jeremy Taylor
A brother does not always make a friend. Jeremy Taylor
It is impossible for that man to despair who remembers that his Helper is omnipotent. Jeremy Taylor