Zeal Quotes

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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

I like men who are temperate and moderate in everything. An excessive zeal for that which is good, though it may not be offensive to me, at all events raises my wonder, and leaves me in a difficulty how I should call it. -Montaigne

Zeal without knowledge is a 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 him. It speaks without thinking, acts without planning, seeks to accomplish a good end without the adoption of becoming means. -Bate

Zeal without knowledge is sister of folly. -John Davies

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light. -Thomas Fuller

True zeal is a strong, steady, uniform, benevolent affection; but false zeal is a strong, desultory, boisterous, selfish passion. -Emmons

I do not love a man who is zealous for nothing. -Oliver Goldsmith

False zeal may rise as high as true, and indeed much higher; because it is extremely apt to estimate its object above its intrinsic and comparative importance.  Besides, when a totally selfish heart is awakened into zeal, there is nothing in it to stem the tide of affections, which all unite and harmonize in the ardent pursuit of a selfish end.  True zeal is a strong, steady, uniform, benevolent affection; but false zeal is a strong, desultory, boisterous, selfish passion. -Emmons

Through zeal, knowledge is gotten; through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost. -Buddha (568-488BC)

Zeal without humanity is like a ship without a rudder, liable to be stranded at any moment. -Owen Felltham (1602-1668)

Zeal without knowledge is like expedition to a man in the dark. -John Newton (1725-1807)

Zeal is very blind, or badly regulated, when it encroaches upon the rights of others. -Pasquier Quesnel (1634-1719)

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

Achievement is not possible in the absence of Zeal. -Kishore Bansal

Determine what specific goal you want to achieve. Then dedicate yourself to its attainment with unswerving singleness of purpose, the trenchant zeal of a crusader. -Paul J. Meyer

Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, to all the souls you can, in every place you can, at all the times you can, with all the zeal you can, as long as ever you can. -John Wesley (1703-1791)

I had looked for happiness in fast living, but it was not there. I tried to find it in money, but it was not there either. But when I placed myself in tune with what I believe to be the fundamental truths of life, when I began to develop my limited ability, to rid my mind of all kinds of tangled thoughts, and fill it with zeal and courage and love, when I gave myself a chance by treating myself decently and sensibly, I began to feel the stimulating, warm glow of happiness. -Edward Young (1683-1765)

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

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

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

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

Zeal will do more than knowledge. -William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

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