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We are in the world like men playing at tables; the chance is not in our power, but to pay it is; and when it is fallen, we must manage it as we can. Jeremy Taylor#Chance 42
Jeremy Taylor#Chance 42
Curiosity is the direct incontinency of the spirit. Jeremy Taylor#Curiosity 42
Jeremy Taylor#Curiosity 42
He that is proud of riches is a fool. For if he be exalted above his neighbors because he hath more gold, how much inferior is he to a gold mine. Jeremy Taylor#Pride 39
Jeremy Taylor#Pride 39
Whatsoever we beg of God, let us also work for it. Jeremy Taylor#Prayer 39
Jeremy Taylor#Prayer 39
Many are idly busy. Domitian was busy, but then it was in catching flies. Jeremy Taylor#Busy 33
Jeremy Taylor#Busy 33
If anger proceeds from a great cause, it turns to fury; if from a small cause, it is peevishness; and so is always either terrible or ridiculous. Jeremy Taylor#Anger 33
Jeremy Taylor#Anger 33
It is not the eye that sees the beauty of the heaven, nor the ear that hears the sweetness of music or the glad tidings of a prosperous occurrence, but the soul, that perceives all the relishes of intellectual perfection. Jeremy Taylor#Soul 30
Jeremy Taylor#Soul 30
A fair reputation is a plant delicate in its nature, and by no means rapid in its growth. It will not shoot up in a night, like the gourd of the prophet, but like that gourd, it may perish in a night. Jeremy Taylor#Reputation 28
Jeremy Taylor#Reputation 28
Marriage is the mother of the world. It preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches, and heaven itself. Jeremy Taylor#Marriage 27
Jeremy Taylor#Marriage 27
Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth. Jeremy Taylor#Mistakes 27
Jeremy Taylor#Mistakes 27
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