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...deviation from the rules of charity and brotherly love, of gentleness and forbearance, of meekness and patience, which our Lord prescribes to his disciples, however it may appear to be founded on an attachment to Him and zeal for His service, is in truth a departure from the religion of Him, "the Son of Man," who "came not to destroy men's lives, but to save them."--BISHOP MANT.
Violent zeal for truth has a hundred to one odds to be either petulancy, ambition, or pride.--SWIFT.
Zeal without knowledge is like expedition to a man in the dark.--NEWTON.
Zeal, unless it be rightly guided, when it endeavors the most busily to please God, forceth upon Him those unseasonable offices which please Him not.--HOOKER.
We do that in our zeal our calmer moments would be afraid to answer. --SCOTT.
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Transcriber's Notes: The following have been changed from the original book:
Publius Syrius (twice) changed to: Publius Syrus (for consistency). A shining glass, that fadeth suddenly;... Newton, John
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