John Calvin Quotes



Best 6 Quotes by John Calvin

“A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.”

“Faith is like an empty, open hand stretched out towards God, with nothing to offer and everything to receive.”

“For the fetus, though enclosed in the womb of its mother, is already a human being, and it is a monstrous crime to rob it of the life which it has not yet begun to enjoy. If it seems more horrible to kill a man in his own house than in a field, because a man's house is his place of most secure refuge, it ought surely to be deemed more atrocious to destroy a fetus in the womb before it has come to light.”

“Humility is the beginning of true intelligence.”

“Peace is not to be purchased by the sacrifice of truth.”

“When God wants to judge a nation, He gives them wicked rulers.”

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“Speak of things public to the public, but of things lofty and secret only to the loftiest and most private of your friends.

Hay to the ox and sugar to the parrot.”


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