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Positive Quotes about Zeal

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I have an almost religious zeal...
not for technology per se, but for the Internet which is for me,
the nervous system of mother Earth, which I see as a living creature,
linking up.
- Dan Millman

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A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed,
but while it holds good
it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet
zeal may be pursued with great vigor at first,
but are sure to collapse in the end.
- Tacitus

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

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A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action,
though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors.
- Daniel Boone

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

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

 

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
- Thomas Fuller

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

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

The Mohawks have on all occasions shown their zeal
and loyalty to the Great King;
yet they have been very badly treated by his people.
- Joseph Brant

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

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

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

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

The zeal, bravery, and good behavior of the officers
and men on the night of June 30,
and during July 1, was commendable in the extreme.
- John Buford

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

Zeal will do more than knowledge.
- William Hazlitt

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

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

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

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

We have been filled with grief as we have witnessed
the decline of the North American Church that was once
filled with missionary zeal and yet now seems determined
to bury itself in a deadly embrace with the spirit of the age.
- Peter Akinola

Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs,
nor out of theological arguments, but out of love.
If I do not love a person I am not moved to help him
by proofs that he is in need;
if I do love him,
I wait for no proof of a special need to urge me to help him.
- Roland Allen

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

Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise
of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.
- Edmund Burke

I think things changed as a result of a certain perception of our politics.
When we went through our zealous, self-righteous period
it didn't exactly win us any friends.
- Fred Frith

Again and again, I've seen Bush turn a blind eye as
his henchmen have leveled zealous attacks against his political enemies -
assaults which the president himself has sometimes directly encouraged.
- Paul Begala

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

To manage your mind,
know that there is nothing,
and then relinquish all attachment to nothingness.
- Lao Tzu

Be content with what you have,
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.
- Lao Tzu

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Be - don't try to become.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
- Lao Tzu

The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Tao of the sage is work without effort.
Practice non-action. Work without doing.
- Lao Tzu

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity,
reduce selfishness, have few desires.
- Lao Tzu

Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
- Lao-Tzu

Maybe So, Maybe Not.
- Ancient Taoist Proverb

The Tao abides in non-action,
Yet nothing is left undone.
- Lao Tzu

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

No more walls.
- Anais Nin

NECESSITY and URGENCY are twin poisons of our rattlesnake minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

"It's not that important,
don't worry about it" is the answer,
now what was the question?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dare to be naive.
- Buckminster Fuller

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
- Lao Tzu

He who knows, does not speak.
He who speaks, does not know.
- Lao Tzu

He who knows that enough is enough
will always have enough.
- Lao Tzu

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

Those who have knowledge, don't predict.
Those who predict, don't have knowledge.
- Lao Tzu

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

Zen says that if you drop knowledge -
and within knowledge everything is included;
your name, your identity, everything,
because this has been given to you by others -
if you drop all that has been given by others,
you will have a totally different quality to your being: innocence.
This will be a crucifixion of the persona, the personality,
and there will be a resurrection of your innocence.
You will become a child again, reborn.
- Osho

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

Children are natural Zen masters;
their world is brand new in each and every moment.
- John Bradshaw

What is the Sound of One Hand Clapping?
- Traditional Zen Koan

When I find that I can't accept what is happening,
I turn my attention to accepting my non-acceptance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being wakeful in each and every moment of your life is meditation.
The simplest definition of meditation is:
when seeing, just see; when hearing, just hear.
- Josh Baran

Can you let go of words and ideas,
attitudes and expectations?
If so, then the Tao will loom into view.
- Lao Tzu

Yielding is the way of the Tao.
- Lao Tzu

Misery nourishes your ego -
that's why you see so many miserable people in the world.
The basic, central point is the ego.
- Osho

Do not say, "It is morning,"
and dismiss it with a name of yesterday.
See it for the first time
as a newborn child that has no name.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If you are absolutely without mind,
just pure consciousness,
time stops completely,
disappears,
leaving no trace behind.
- Osho

The True Path is the path on which
there is no coming and no going.
- Traditional Zen Koan

Be an Observer of Life.
See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not know whether I was then
a man dreaming I was a butterfly,
or whether I am now
a butterfly dreaming I am a man.
- Zhuangzi


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