An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





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


Hosea Ballou (1771-1852, American theologian, founder of "Universalism")


Through zeal, knowledge is gotten; through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost.


Buddha (568-488 BC, Indian born, founder of Buddhism)


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 (1823-1871, British author)


Zeal without knowledge is the sister of folly.


Sir John Davies (1570-1626, British poet)


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


Owen Felltham (1602-1668, British author)


Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.


Thomas Fuller (1608-1661, British clergyman, author)


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


Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774, Anglo-Irish author, poet, playwright)


Blind zeal can only do harm.


Magnus Gottfried Lichtwer


Zeal without knowledge is like expedition to a man in the dark.


John Newton (1725-1807, British poet, wrote "Amazing Grace")


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


Pasquier Quesnel (1634-1719, French Jansenist theologian)


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


Shalom Rokeach


Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief. while judicious men are showing you the grounds of it.


William Shenstone (1714-1763, British poet)


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


John Tillotson (1630-1694, British theologian, Archbishop of Canterbury)


Too much zeal spoils everything.


Author Unknown


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


Author Unknown


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