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If God were not a necessary being of himself, he might almost seem to be made for the use and benefit of men.

JOHN TILLOTSON, Sermons

In our pursuit of the things of this world, we usually prevent enjoyment, by expectation; we anticipate our own happiness, and eat out the heart and sweetness of worldly pleasures, by delightful forethoughts of them; so that when we come to possess them, they do not answer the expectation, nor satisfy the desires which were raised about them, and they vanish into nothing.

JOHN TILLOTSON, The Works of the Most Reverend Dr. John Tillotson

When men live as if there were no God, it becomes expedient for them that there should be none.

JOHN TILLOTSON, "The Folly of Scoffing at Religion", Works

Zeal is only fit for wise men, but it is chiefly in fashion among fools.

JOHN TILLOTSON, Works

Truth is the shortest and nearest way to our end, carrying is thither in a straight line.

JOHN TILLOTSON, The Works of the Most Reverend John Tillotson, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury

Were it not for some small remainders of piety and virtue which are yet left scattered among mankind, human society would in a short space disband and run into confusion, and the earth would grow wild and become a forest.

JOHN TILLOTSON, "The Advantages of Religion to Societies", The Works of the Most Reverend Dr. John Tillotson

Sincerity is the most compendious wisdom, and an excellent instrument for the speedy dispatch of business; it creates confidence in those we have to deal with, saves the labor of many inquiries, and brings things to an issue in few words; it is like traveling in a plain beaten road, which commonly brings a man sooner to his journey's ends than bye-ways, in which men often lose themselves.

JOHN TILLOTSON, The Works of the Most Reverend Dr. John Tillotson

A bare possibility that a thing may be or not be, is no just cause of doubting whether a thing be or not.

JOHN TILLOTSON, The Works of the Most Reverend Dr. John Tillotson

Zeal is an edge-tool, which children in understanding should not meddle withal; and yet it most frequently possesseth the weakest minds.

JOHN TILLOTSON, Works


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