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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Zeal
 
Blind zeal only does harm.  German.  1
There is no zeal so intemperate and cruel as that which is backed by ignorance.  Stilson Hutchins.  2
Too much zeal is a bad soldier who fires before the word of command.  Punch.  3
Too much zeal spoils all.  French.  4
We do that in our zeal our calmer moments would be afraid to answer.  Scott.  5
Zeal is a bad servant.  Talleyrand.  6
Zeal is fit only for wise men but is found mostly in fools.  7
 
 
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