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"Not too much zeal!" - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

"False zeal is every day bringing true zeal into disrepute." - Charles Tomlinson

"Zeal should not outrun discretion." - Aesop

"Too much zeal spoils everything." - Proverbs

"Zeal, the blind conductor of the will." - John Dryden

"Blind zeal can only do harm." - Magnus Gottfried Lichtwer

"Too much zeal offends where indirection works." - Euripides

"Too much zeal offends where indirection works." - Euripides

"Sinful zeal doth make men doubly sinful." - Richard Baxter

"I have more zeal than wit." - Alexander Pope

"Zeal without knowledge is fire without light." - Thomas Fuller

"Zeal will do more than knowledge." - William Hazlitt

"Have therefore zeal to better thyself and then mayst thou have zeal to thy neighbor." - Thomas A Kempis

"Through zeal, knowledge is gotten; through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost." - Gautama Buddha

"Have therefore first zeal to better thyself and then mayst thou have zeal to thy neighbour." - Thomas A Kempis

"The zeal of fools offends at any time." - Alexander Pope

"The hopes of zeal are not wholly groundless." - Samuel Johnson

"Zeal for the glory of God motivates world missions" - John Piper

"Zeal without knowledge is the sister of folly." - John Davies

"Zeal without knowledge is the sister of folly." - Sir John Davies

"Sometimes success is due less to ability than to zeal." - Charles Buxton

"Zeal is like fire: it needs both feeding and watching." - Proverbs

"Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning." - Frederick William Faber

"When commerce with Moslems flourished, zeal for their massacre declined." - Barbara Tuchman

"It would seem that zeal is not an effect of love. For zeal is a beginning of contention." - Thomas Aquinas

"As holy zeal is the fervency of our grace, so sinful zeal is the intention and fervency of sin." - Richard Baxter

"A believing man will be a zealous man. Faith makes a man zealous. Faith shows itself by zeal. Not by zeal for a party or a system or an opinion; but by zeal for Christ - zeal for His church - zeal for the carrying on of His work on earth." - Horatius Bonar

"Minnesotans hate zeal. Zeal is right up there on the list of suspicious emotional behaviors like joy and despair. Always err on the side of blandness." - Tami Hoag

"Nothing spoils human nature more than false zeal. The good nature of a heathen is more God-like than the furious zeal of a Christian." - Benjamin Whichcote

"Do not too many believe no zeal to be spiritual but what is censorious or vindictive? Whereas no zeal is spiritual that is not also charitable." - Thomas Sprat

"Let not your zeal to share your principles entice you beyond your borders." - Marquis De Sade

"Zeal and duty are not slow But on occasion's forelock watchful wait." - John Milton

"We are often moved with passion and think it to be zeal." - Thomas A Kempis

"Teach yourself freedom with the same zeal that the world has taught you limits." - Alan Cohen

"Zeal is ever the buckler and shield of a true soldier." - George C Wallace

"Kindness has converted more sinners than either zeal, eloquence, or learning." - Frederick William Faber

"Our culture's zeal for longevity reveals our incredible collective fear of death." - Ram Dass

"True knowledge never shuts the door on more knowledge, but zeal often does." - Hugh Nibley

"Liberty is too priceless to be forfeited through the zeal of an administrative agent." - Frank Murphy

"The zeal of atheists is the most admirable thing about them." - Dale Ahlquist

"The successful conduct of an industrial enterprise requires two quite distinct qualifications: fidelity and zeal." - John Stuart Mill

"Zeal without knowledge is like expedition to a man in the dark." - John Newton

"Let shining Charity adorn your zeal, The noblest impulse generous minds can feel." - Aaron Hill

"But his zeal None seconded, as out of season judged, Or singular and rash." - John Milton

"But zeal moved thee; To please thy gods thou didst it!" - John Milton

"Zeal and duty are not slow But on occasion's forelock watchful wait." - John Milton

"There is no pestilence in a state like a zeal for religion, independent of morality." - Jeremy Bentham

"There seemed to be some correlation between devotion to God and a misguided zeal for marshmallows." - David Sedaris

"Our children must never lose their zeal for building a better world." - Mary Mcleod Bethune

"Nothing can be fairer, or more noble, than the holy fervor of true zeal." - Moliere

"If we can abandon our missionary zeal we have less chance of being eaten by cannibals." - Carl Whitaker

"If you in any way abate the doctrine of hell, it will abate your zeal." - R. A. Torrey

"There is nothing in which men more deceive themselves than in what they call zeal." - Joseph Addison

"Let shining Charity adorn your zeal, The noblest impulse generous minds can feel." - Aaron Hill

"Our zeal works wonders, whenever it supports our inclination toward hatred, cruelty, ambition." - Michel De Montaigne

"Our zeal is always guided by charity. Everything is done with strength and gentleness." - Basil Moreau

"Reagan was conservative, but he didn't approach global management with an unbending religious zeal." - Randall Robinson

"We are sometimes stirred by emotion and take it for zeal." - Thomas A Kempis

"He dogs my footsteps with the incompetent zeal of fifty Watsons." - Dorothy L Sayers

"Ironically, it is often our zeal to protect our faith that leads to its loss." - Skye Jethani

"Zeal to do all that is in one's power is, in truth, a proof of piety." - Julian

"When suave politeness, temp'ring bigot zeal Corrected I believe to One does feel." - Ronald Knox

"Harshness is conquered by gentleness, hatred by love, lethargy by zeal and darkness by light." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Where passion for God is weak, zeal for missions will be weak." - John Piper

"Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow." - Khalil Gibran

"Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine." - Hosea Ballou

"Real zeal is standing still and letting God be a bonfire in you." - Catherine Doherty

"Zeal is very blind, or badly regulated, when it encroaches upon the rights of others." - Pasquier Quesnel

"We do have a zeal for laughter in most situations, give or take a dentist." - Joseph Heller

"When suave politeness, tempering bigot zeal, corrected 'I believe' to 'one does feel'." - Ronald Knox

"The zeal of friends it is that razes me, And not the hate of enemies." - Friedrich Schiller

"We do that in our zeal our calmer moment would be afraid to answer." - Walter Scott

"All zeal for a reform, that gives offence To peace and charity, is mere pretence." - William Cowper

"Zeal is fit for wise men, but flourishes chiefly among fools." - John Tillotson

"Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal." - Charles Buxton

"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." - Gautama Buddha

"Probably the chief cause of devotion to rigidity of method is... that it seems to promise speedy, accurately measurable, correct results. The zeal for answers is the explanation of the zeal for rigid and mechanical methods." - John Dewey

"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

"Not grace, or zeal, love only was my call, And if I lose thy love, I lose my all." - Alexander Pope

"Zeal without humanity is like a ship without a rudder, liable to be stranded at any moment" - Owen Feltham

"From the Eucharist comes strength to live the Christian life and zeal to share that life with others" - Pope John Paul Ii

"The most important thing women have to do is to stir up the zeal of women themselves." - John Stuart Mill

"When you are laboring for others, let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself." - Confucius

"Let a good person do good deeds with the same zeal that an evil person does bad ones." - Sholom Rokeach

"True zeal is an ignis lambeus, a soft and gentle flame, that will not scorch one's hand." - Ralph Cudworth

"Moral crusaders with zeal but no ethical understanding are likely to give us solutions that are worse than the problems." - Charles Colson

"The slender capacity of man's heart cannot comprehend the unfathomable depth and burning zeal of God's love toward us." - Martin Luther

"It is a cheap zeal that reserves its passions to combat only the sins and temptations of others." - D A Carson

"I like to get people fired up, fill them with zeal for McDonald's, and watch the results in their work." - Ray Kroc

"There is a holy mistaken zeal in politics as well as in religion. By persuading others, we convince ourselves." - Junius

"The lies (Western slander) which well-meaning zeal has heaped round this man (Muhammad) are disgraceful to ourselves only." - Thomas Carlyle

"Many (Christians) have zeal without knowledge, enthusiasm without enlightenment. In more modern jargon, they are keen but clueless." - John Stott

"I am sure, zeal or love for truth can never permit falsehood to be used in the defense of it." - John Locke

"It is a waste of time to dissipate one's moral zeal in disapproving of royal persons who have mistresses." - Robertson Davies

"Nothing has wrought more prejudice to religion, or brought more disparagement upon truth, than boisterous and unseasonable zeal." - Isaac Barrow

"Labour with what zeal we will, Something still remains undone, Something uncompleted still Waits the rising of the sun." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Fanaticism is the child of false zeal and of superstition, the father of intolerance and of persecution." - John Fletcher

"The zeal which begins with hypocrisy must conclude in treachery; at first it deceives, at last it betrays." - Francis Bacon

"There is no zeal blinder than that which is inspired with a love of justice against offenders." - Henry Fielding

"Zeal without humility is like a ship without a rudder, liable to be stranded at any moment." - Owen Feltham

"Violent zeal for truth has a hundred to one odds to be either petulancy, ambition, or pride." - Jonathan Swift

"Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love." - Roland Allen

"It is and has always been an American zeal to be first in everything we do, and to win..." - Vince Lombardi

"Spiritual infirmities such as tepidity are caused, not only by chills but also by fevers, that is, by excessive zeal." - Ignatius Loyola

"It is pleasant to see a notorious profligate seized with a concern for religion, and converting his spleen into zeal." - Joseph Addison

"If our zeal were true and genuine we should be much more angry with a sinner than a heretic." - Joseph Addison

"Not the zeal alone of those who seek Him proves God, but the blindness of those who seek Him not." - Blaise Pascal

"Fanaticism is the child of false zeal and of superstition, the father of intolerance and of persecution." - John William Fletcher

"Spiritual infirmities such as tepidity are caused, not only by chills but also by fevers, that is, by excessive zeal." - Ignatius Of Loyola

"There is a holy mistaken zeal in politics as well as religion. By persuading others, we convince ourselves." - Junius

"The difference between great and average is, mostly, having the imagination and zeal to re-create yourself daily." - Tom Peters

"Trustful people are the pure at heart, as they are moved by the zeal of their own trustworthiness." - Criss Jami

"Let a good man do good deeds with the same zeal that the evil man does bad ones." - The Belzer Rabbi

"Zeal, n. A certain nervous disorder afflicting the young and inexperienced. A passion that goeth before a sprawl." - Ambrose Bierce

"I fairly sizzle with zeal, energy, and enthusiasm; eager to do that which ought to be done by me today." - Charles Fillmore

"The zeal which begins with hypocrisy must conclude in treachery at first it deceives, at last it betrays" - Francis Bacon

"For virtue's self may too much zeal be had; the worst of madmen is a saint run mad." - Alexander Pope

"There is no zeal blinder than that which is inspired with a love of justice against offenders." - Henry Fielding

"Labor with what zeal we will, Something still remains undone, Something uncompleted still Waits the rising of the sun." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Zeal is not of necessity religion, neither is it always of the same essence with poetry or patriotism." - Herman Melville

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

"Apathy is the great requisite for the station; for woe betide the wretch who fancies any modicum of zeal." - James F Cooper

"When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself." - Confucius

"Zeal without humanity is like a ship without a rudder, liable to be stranded at any moment." - Owen Feltham

"The Corporate impulse for human uniformity instills shame at difference and, thus, the contemporary zeal for privacy." - John Perry Barlow

"He that does a base thing in zeal for his friend burns the golden thread that ties their hearts together." - Jeremy Taylor

"There is a holy, mistaken zeal in politics, as well as in religion. By persuading others, we convince ourselves." - Junius

"The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding." - Louis D Brandeis

"Poets heap virtues, painters gems, at will, And show their zeal, and hide their want of skill." - Alexander Pope

"My father and uncles and all their friends turned their lungs black trying to satisfy my collector's zeal." - Edward G Robinson

"Spiritual infirmities such as tepidity are caused, not only by chills but also by fevers, that is, by excessive zeal." - Saint Ignatius

"If we have no zeal for the glory of God our mercy must be superficial, man-centred human improvement with no eternal significance. And if our zeal for the glory of God is not a revelling in his mercy, than our so-called zeal, in spite of all its protests, is our of touch with God and hypocritical." - John Piper

"Let anyone who has zeal for God come with me! Let us fight for our brothers! Let Heaven's will be done!" - Conrad III of Germany

"?Morale is the state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope. It is confidence and zeal and loyalty. It is elan, esprit de corps and determination.?" - George C Marshall

"Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king, he would not in mine age have left me naked to mine enemies." - William Shakespeare

"Whenever we find ourselves more inclined to persecute than to persuade, we may then be certain that our zeal has more of pride in it than of charity." - Charles Caleb Colton

"A little knowledge and an over-abundance of zeal always tends to be harmful. In the area involving religious truths, it can be disastrous." - Kathryn Kuhlman

"There are no people on earth in whom a spirit of enthusiastic zeal is so readily kindled, and burns so remarkably, as Americans" - David Mccullough

"Go forward with new zeal and determination, and through your example shine the light of the gospel in this troubled world." - L. Tom Perry

"The sovereign electing grace of God chooses us to repentance, to faith, and afterwards to holiness of living, to Christian service, to zeal, and to devotion." - Charles Spurgeon

"Anger is a noble infirmity; the generous failing of the just; the one degree that riseth above zeal, asserting the prerogative of virtue." - Martin Farquhar Tupper

"An eagerness and zeal for dispute on every subject, and with every one, shows great self-sufficiency, that never-failing sign of great self-ignorance." - William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

"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." - Charles Buxton

"Success is like a lovely woman, wooed by many men, but folded in the arms of him alone who, free from over-zeal, firmly persists and calmly perseveres." - J. K. Bharavi

"Morale is the state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope. It is confidence and zeal and loyalty. It is elan, esprit de corps and determination." - George Marshall

"The slender capacity of man's heart cannot comprehend, much less utter, that unsearchable depth and burning zeal of God's love towards us." - Martin Luther

"There with commutual zeal we both had strove In acts of dear benevolence and love; Brothers in peace, not rivals in command." - Homer

"Had I but serv'd my God with half the zeal I serv'd my king, he would not in mine age Have left me naked to mine enemies." - William Shakespeare

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

"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." - Richard Hooker



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