Tertullian - Quotes

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Hope is patience with the lamp lit.

Hope is patience with the lamp lit.

Nothing that is God's is obtainable by money.

Nothing that is God's is obtainable by money.

The first reaction to truth is hatred.

The first reaction to truth is hatred.

The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church. ---->>>

You can judge the quality of their faith from the way they behave. Discipline is an index to doctrine.

You can judge the quality of their faith from the way they behave. Discipline is an index to doctrine.

You cannot parcel out freedom in pieces because freedom is all or nothing.

You cannot parcel out freedom in pieces because freedom is all or nothing.

The pleasure of those who injure you lies in your pain. Therefore they will suffer if you take away their pleasure by not feeling pain. ---->>>

He is a man, who is to be a man, the fruit is always present in the seed. ---->>>

He who lives only to benefit himself confers on the world a benefit when he dies. ---->>>

Nature soaks every evil with either fear or shame.

Nature soaks every evil with either fear or shame.

Two kinds of blindness are easily combined so that those who do not see really appear to see what is not. ---->>>

The more you mow us down, the more numerous we grow; the blood of Christians is seed. ---->>>

It is certain because it is impossible. ---->>>

The usual complaint is, 'I have no other way of earning a living.' The harsh reply can be, 'Do you have to live?' ---->>>

Arguments about Scripture achieve nothing but a stomachache and a headache. ---->>>

Prevention of birth is a precipitation of murder. ---->>>

Christians are made, not born. ---->>>

Out of the frying pan, into the fire. ---->>>

The nature of rumor is known to all. ---->>>

Truth engenders hatred of truth. As soon as it appears, it is the enemy. ---->>>

Divorce these days is a religious vow, as if the proper offspring of marriage. ---->>>

What has Athens to do with Jerusalem? ---->>>

Indeed it is better to postpone, lest either we complete too little by hurrying, or wander too long in completing it. ---->>>

Indeed heresies are themselves instigated by philosophy. ---->>>

See how these Christians love one another. ---->>>

It is certain because it is possible. ---->>>

Fear is the foundation of safety. ---->>>

He who flees will fight again. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Roman
Born: 160
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Die: 225
Occupation: Author
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