Zeal Quotes

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Zeal should not outrun discretion.
Never let your zeal outrun your charity.


Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.


Zeal without knowledge is the sister of folly.
Zeal is only fit for wise men; but it is chiefly in fashion among fools.
All zeal for a reform, that gives offense
To peace and charity, is mere pretense.


Zeal is a volcano, on the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.
There are few catastrophes so great and irremediable as those that follow an excess of zeal.
Because zeal is an ardent and vehement love, it requires guidance; otherwise it can become excessive.
Fanaticism is the child of false zeal and of superstition, the father of intolerance and of persecution.
There is a holy mistaken zeal in politics, as well as in religion. By persuading others, we convince ourselves.
Whether zeal or moderation be the point we aim at, let us keep fire out of the one, and frost out of the other.


We often excuse our own want of philanthropy by giving the name of fanaticism to the more ardent zeal of others.


Zeal, n. A certain nervous disorder afflicting the young and inexperienced. A passion that goeth before a sprawl.
The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.


Zeal without knowledge is like fire without a grate to contain it; like a sword without a hilt to wield it by; like a high-bred horse without a bridle to guide it.
A zeal for different opinions concerning religion, concerning government, and many other points...have, in turn, divided mankind into parties, inflamed them with mutual animosity, and rendered them much more disposed to vex and oppress each other than to co-operate for their common good.