ZEAL and discretion are like the two lions which supported the throne of Solomon.
They make a fine pair; but, are poor things apart. Zeal without discretion is wildfire, and discretion without zeal is cowardice.
Zeal is fit only for wise men, but is mostly found in fools. The more’s the pity if so it be.
Zeal is like fire; it needs both feeding and watching.
It is a good servant, but a bad master. In the one case it is earnestness; lit the other fanaticism.
Zeal pleaseth God, for zeal is the love of God in man. Zeal without knowledge is a runaway horse.
Nobody knows where it will go, or what mischief it will do. In these dull times we are almost eager to run the risk. We are overdone with rocking-horse without life or progress.
Zeal without knowledge is fire without light, and knowledge without zeal is light without fire.
Zeal without knowledge is like haste to a man in the dark.
It leads to blunders and accidents..
Zeal without knowledge soon becomes cold.
There is nothing to feed its fires, and so it dies down, and. is very hard to re-kindle.