|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|We do that in our zeal,|
Our calmer moments are afraid to answer.
Scott.Woodstock, Chap. XVII.
|Tell zeal, it lacks devotion;|
Tell love, it is but lust;
Tell time, it is but motion;
Tell flesh, it is but dust!
And wish them not reply,
For thou must give the lye.
Sir Walter Raleigh.The Lye, 2 Percy Rel. Page 323.
|Violent zeal for truth has a hundred to one odds to be either petulancy, ambition, or pride.|
Swift.Thoughts on Religion. (Roscoes Edition of his Life.)