John Calvin Quotes

Who is John Calvin?

John Calvin was a French theologian, pastor and reformer in Geneva during the Protestant Reformation.

Born July 10, 1509
Died May 27, 1564

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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“For such is the nature of man, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned; Yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves: For they see their own wit at hand, and other mens at a distance.”


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