Jeremy Collier

Jeremy
Collier
1650
1726

English Non-Juror Bishop, Theologian and Theater Critic

Author Quotes

How are such an infinite number of things placed with such order in the memory, notwithstanding the tumult, marches, and counter-marches of the animal spirits?

Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People that have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.

By reading a man does, as it we, antedate his life, and make himself contemporary with past ages.

Conscience and covetousness are never to be reconciled; like fire and water they always destroy each other, according tot he predominancy of the element.

Dangerous principles impose upon our understanding, emasculate our spirits, and spoil our temper.

Envy is an ill-natured vice, and is made up of meanness and malice. It wishes the force of goodness to be strained, and the measure of happiness abated. It laments over prosperity, and sickens at the sight of health. It oftentimes wants spirit as well as good nature.

Envy lies between two beings equal in nature, though unequal in circumstances.

Every one has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases.

Author Picture
First Name
Jeremy
Last Name
Collier
Birth Date
1650
Death Date
1726
Bio

English Non-Juror Bishop, Theologian and Theater Critic