Top Quotes from Tertullian

By | September 8, 2018

Hope is patience with the lamp lit.

Tertullian

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

Tertullian

Fear is the foundation of safety.

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It is certain because it is impossible.

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

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What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?

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Out of the frying pan, into the fire.

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Christians are made, not born.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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The first reaction to truth is hatred.

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

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Prevention of birth is a precipitation of murder.

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See how these Christians love one another.

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Indeed heresies are themselves instigated by philosophy.

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Nature soaks every evil with either fear or shame.

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

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

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Nothing that is God’s is obtainable by money.

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He who flees will fight again.

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

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It is certain because it is possible.

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

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The nature of rumor is known to all.

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

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