Quotes and Sayings about Zeal



"I've never been to New Zealand before. But one of my role models, Xena, the warrior princess, comes from there."
- Madeleine Albright
"Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love. If I do not love a person I am not moved to help him by proofs that he is in need; if I do love him, I wait for no proof of a special need to urge me to help him."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Love, Arguments, Beliefs, Help, Proof, Zeal)

"Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Charity, Zeal)

"Again and again, I've seen Bush turn a blind eye as his henchmen have leveled zealous attacks against his political enemies - assaults which the president himself has sometimes directly encouraged."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Blind, Enemies, Eye, President)

"Bigot: One who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not entertain."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Opinion)

"While day by day the overzealous student stores up facts for future use, he who has learned to trust nature finds need for ever fewer external directions. He will discard formula after formula, until he reaches the conclusion: Let nature take its course."
- Larry Bird
(Related: Nature, Trust, Day, Facts, Formula, Future, Will)

"If the people of New Zealand want to be part of our world, I believe they should hop off their islands, and push 'em closer."
- Lewis Black
(Related: People, Islands, Want, World)

"I got to dress up in funny clothes and run around New Zealand with a bow and arrow for 18 months, how bad could that be?"
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Funny, Clothes, Dress, Months)

"So I think that we're in a very heightened and somewhat unusual period of politics and polling around the countries that New Zealanders take close interest in."
- Jim Bolger
(Related: Politics, Countries, Interest)

"A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action, though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Men, Action, Army, Country, Heroes, Zeal)

"The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Men, Liberty, Meaning, Understanding, Zeal)

"The Mohawks have on all occasions shown their zeal and loyalty to the Great King; yet they have been very badly treated by his people."
- Joseph Brant
(Related: People, Loyalty, Zeal)

"New Zealand, by the way, where I was ambassador, has had two women prime ministers - one from either party."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Women, Party)

"I'd come back after having served as ambassador to New Zealand and found that I had real concerns about the direction in which this country was headed."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Country, Direction)

"The zeal, bravery, and good behavior of the officers and men on the night of June 30, and during July 1, was commendable in the extreme."
- John Buford
(Related: Men, Behavior, Bravery, Extreme, July, June, Night, Zeal)

"Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: May, Persecution, Piety, Religious)

"Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal."
- Charles Buxton
(Related: Experience, Success, Ability, Zeal)

"To the American people I say, awaken to what is happening. It is the duty of each citizen to be vigilant, to protect liberty, to speak out, left and right and disagree lest be trampled underfoot by misguided zealotry and extreme partisanship."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: People, American, Duty, Extreme, Liberty, Right)

"Well of course New Zealand isn't anti-American."
- Helen Clark
"As New Zealanders, we've been in on the United Nations from the very beginning, played a role in the drafting of the charter - it means a lot to us that those processes are followed."
- Helen Clark
(Related: Beginning, Nations, United)

"When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself."
- Confucius
(Related: Zeal)

"I'd move to Los Angeles if New Zealand and Australia were swallowed up by a tidal wave, if there was a bubonic plague in England and if the continent of Africa disappeared from some Martian attack."
- Russell Crowe
(Related: England)

"God bless America. God save the Queen. God defend New Zealand and thank Christ for Australia."
- Russell Crowe
(Related: God, America, Christ, Queen)

"To attempt the destruction of our passions is the height of folly. What a noble aim is that of the zealot who tortures himself like a madman in order to desire nothing, love nothing, feel nothing, and who, if he succeeded, would end up a complete monster!"
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Love, Desire, Destruction, End, Folly, Nothing, Order)

"People say I've had brushes with the law. That's not true. I've had brushes with overzealous prosecutors."
- Edwin W. Edwards
(Related: People, Law)

"I myself prefer my New Zealand eggs for breakfast."
- Elizabeth II
"Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning."
- Frederick William Faber
(Related: Eloquence, Kindness, Learning, Zeal)

"Zeal without humanity is like a ship without a rudder, liable to be stranded at any moment."
- Owen Feltham
(Related: Humanity, Zeal)

"We get these overzealous young men and their girlfriends. It's happened occasionally where one of them will lean up against the front of the stage and the guy is behind her, and it starts off as just dancing and then it gets into something more."
- Chris Frantz
(Related: Men, Dancing, Girlfriends, Will)

"Maoris now own over half the commercial fishing industry in New Zealand."
- Malcolm Fraser
(Related: Fishing, Now)

"I think things changed as a result of a certain perception of our politics. When we went through our zealous, self-righteous period it didn't exactly win us any friends."
- Fred Frith
(Related: Politics, Perception, Friends, Result, Self)

"Zeal without knowledge is fire without light."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Knowledge, Fire, Light, Zeal)

"A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Policy, Zeal)

"Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Zeal)

"And that was what I was asking to happen and I was told that the indictment would be signed, but I was coming to the end of my one-year contract, I had to return to New Zealand for personal reasons."
- Tony Greig
(Related: End)

"Zeal will do more than knowledge."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Knowledge, Will, Zeal)

"We do have a zeal for laughter in most situations, give or take a dentist."
- Joseph Heller
(Related: Laughter, Zeal)

"It's a great challenge to come from little New Zealand and beat the odds in Hollywood."
- Martin Henderson
(Related: Challenge, Hollywood)

"New Zealand is a country of thirty thousand million sheep, three million of whom think they are human."
- Barry Humphries
(Related: Country, Sheep)

"A State infinitely worse than that which the most inflamed Zealot, the most violent Republican or Enthusiast even pretended to dread before the Rebellion commenced."
- Charles Inglis
(Related: Rebellion, Republican, State)

"Zealots often carry the day."
- Bobby Ray Inman
(Related: Day)

"New Zealand is not a small country but a large village."
- Peter Jackson
(Related: Country)

"There is a holy, mistaken zeal in politics, as well as in religion. By persuading others, we convince ourselves."
- Junius
(Related: Politics, Religion, Zeal)

"I see the great continuities in New Zealand history as being decency and common sense and up until now when we've confronted these things we've been able to talk them through, and I'm sure we will with this issue as well."
- Michael King
(Related: History, Being, Common sense, Decency, Now, Talk, Will)

"When I was a child in the 1940s and early 1950s, my parents and grandparents spoke of Britain as home, and New Zealand had this strong sense of identity and coherence as being part of the commonwealth and a the identity of its people as being British."
- Michael King
(Related: Home, People, Being, Grandparents, Identity, Sense)

"The enemy of idealism is zealotry."
- Neil Kinnock
(Related: Enemy, Idealism)

"When suave politeness, tempering bigot zeal, corrected 'I believe' to 'one does feel'."
- Ronald Knox
(Related: Politeness, Zeal)

"New Zealand is the only country I know well enough to write about. It can sometimes lead to complications."
- Margaret Mahy
(Related: Country)

"We prepared to go ashore to publish for the first time in New Zealand the glad tidings of the gospel."
- Samuel Marsden
(Related: Time, First)

"That was the big effect Lord of the Rings had on me. It was discovering New Zealand. And even more precious were the people- not at all like the Australians."
- Ian Mckellen
(Related: People, Effect)

"I have an almost religious zeal... not for technology per se, but for the Internet which is for me, the nervous system of mother Earth, which I see as a living creature, linking up."
- Dan Millman
(Related: Technology, Mother, Earth, Internet, Living, Religious, Zeal)

"New Zealanders who emigrate to Australia raise the IQ of both countries."
- Robert Muldoon
(Related: Countries)

"For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can't be wrong whose life is in the right."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Faith, Life, Fight, Right, Wrong)

"Zeal is very blind, or badly regulated, when it encroaches upon the rights of others."
- Pasquier Quesnel
(Related: Blind, Rights, Zeal)

"My father and uncles and all their friends turned their lungs black trying to satisfy my collector's zeal."
- Edward G. Robinson
(Related: Father, Friends, Trying, Zeal)

"Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief, while judicious men are showing you the grounds of it."
- William Shenstone
(Related: Men, Belief, Strength)

"On many occasions New Zealand has spoken about the need to ensure that women's concerns are fully integrated into all aspects of the United Nations' activities and structures, not marginalised in one part of the Secretariat."
- Jenny Shipley
(Related: Women, Nations, United)

"New Zealand's taken some very significant decisions in relation to defence in the last two years."
- Jenny Shipley
(Related: Decisions, Years)

"By and large, women in New Zealand are fortunate compared with some other countries, including many in our own region. But there is still progress to be made."
- Jenny Shipley
(Related: Women, Progress, Countries)

"All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor at first, but are sure to collapse in the end."
- Tacitus
(Related: End, First, May, Zeal)

"He that does a base thing in zeal for his friend burns the golden thread that ties their hearts together."
- Jeremy Taylor
(Related: Friend, Zeal)

"New Zealand's Daniel Vettori is a very good bowler."
- Sachin Tendulkar
"Zeal is fit for wise men, but flourishes chiefly among fools."
- John Tillotson
(Related: Men, Fools, Zeal)

"It was always something I knew I was capable of and from an early age my mother was involved in the film industry. She used to work at a production company. So I was exposed to a renaissance period of films in New Zealand back in the early 80's."
- Karl Urban
(Related: Age, Work, Mother, Company, Film, Production)

"There's a real purity in New Zealand that doesn't exist in the states. It's actually not an easy thing to find in our world anymore. It's a unique place because it is so far away from the rest of the world. There is a sense of isolation and also being protected."
- Elijah Wood
(Related: Being, Isolation, Purity, Rest, Sense, states, World)