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JEREMY TAYLOR
English bishop and theologian
(1613 - 1667)
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Aquinas was once asked, with what compendium a man might become learned? He answered "By reading of one book."
      - Life of Christ (pt. II, s. XII, 16)
        [Books]

Every school-boy knows it.
      - On the real Presence (sec. V, 1),
        phrase attributed to Macaulay from his frequent use of it
        [Education]

Too quick a sense of constant infelicity.
      - Sermon [Sensibility]

Celibate, like the fly in the heart of an apple, dwells in a perpetual sweetness, but sits along, and is confined and dies in singularity.
      - Sermon (XVII, The Marriage Ring, pt. I)
        [Matrimony]

The stars shall be rent into threds of light,
  And scatter'd like the beards of comets.
      - Sermon I--Christ's Advent to Judgment
        [Stars]

To abstain from sin when a man cannot sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it.
      - Works (vol. VII, p. 206), (Eden's ed.)
        [Sin]


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