Tertullian (160-225) quotes


  • Christians are made, not born.
  • He who flees will fight again.
  • He who lives only to benefit himself confers on the world a benefit when he dies.
  • The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.
  • The first reaction to truth is hatred.
  • The usual complaint is, "I have no other way of earning a living." The harsh reply can be, "Do you have to live?"
  • You cannot parcel out freedom in pieces because freedom is all or nothing.

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