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    Zeal

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

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

  3. Zeal is fit only for wise men but is found mostly in fools.
      -- Ancient Proverb

  4. Zeal without knowledge is like expedition to a man in the dark.
      -- John Newton

  5. To be furious in religion is to be irreligiously religious.
      -- William Penn

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

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

  8. Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.
      -- Charles Buxton

  9. There is no greater sign of a general decay of virtue in a nation, than a want of zeal in its inhabitants for the good of their country.
      -- Joseph Addison


    Zen

  10. Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.
      -- Alan Watts

  11. Spirited, restive flea, become a Buddha by my hand!
      -- Issa

  12. No thought, no reflection, no analysis, no cultivation, no intention; let it settle itself.
      -- Tilopa

  13. When you pass through, no one can pin you down, no one can call you back.
      -- Ying-An

  14. You cannot describe it or draw it. You cannot praise it enough or perceive it. No place can be found in which to put the Original Face; it will not disappear even when the universe is destroyed.
      -- Mumon

  15. In studying the way, realizing it is hard; once you have realized it, preserving it is hard. When you can preserve it, putting it into practice is hard.
      -- Zen Saying

  16. The ultimate Path is without difficulty. Just avoid picking and choosing.
      -- Seng-Ts'an

  17. One day a student asked Taiga, "What is the most difficult part of painting?" Taiga answered, "The part of the paper where nothing is painted is the most difficult."
      -- Painting Zen

  18. Let go over a cliff, die completely, and then come back to life -- after that you cannot be deceived.
      -- Zen Saying

  19. An American seeker: "If you follow any way, you will never get there; and if you do not follow any way, you will never get there. So one faces a dilemma."
  20. Hisamatsu: "Let that dilemma be your way."
      -- Contemporary Mondo

  21. The mind that does not understand is the Buddha. There is no other.
      -- Ma-Tsu

  22. There are no mundane things outside of Buddhism, and there is no Buddhism outside of mundane things.
      -- Yuan-Wu

  23. Learning Zen is a phenomenon of gold and dung. Before you understand it, it's like gold; after you understand it, it's like dung.
      -- Zen Saying


    Zest

  24. Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.
      -- Christian Dior

  25. Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God.
      -- Henry Ward Beecher

  26. Forbid a man to think for himself or to act for himself and you may add the joy of piracy and the zest of smuggling to his life.
      -- Elbert Hubbard

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