Quotations From JEROME


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  • Nothing is hard for lovers, no labor is difficult for those who wish it.
    Jerome (c. 340-420), Roman church father. Epistulae, XXII, 40.
  • I praise wedlock, I praise marital union, but only because they produce me virgins.
    Jerome (c. 340-420), Roman church father. Epistulae, XXII, 20.
  • When I could not see the light with my blind eyes, I blamed not my eyes, but the sun.
    Jerome (c. 340-420), Roman church father. Epistulae, XXII, 30.

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  • He wants to treat everybody's eyes with the same drops.
    Jerome (c. 340-420), Roman church father. Commentary on Ephesians, prologue PL 26, 539.
  • To the pure, all things are pure.
    Jerome (c. 340-420), Roman church father. Epistulae, XXII, 13.
  • My speech is too fast; my oration confused; love knows no order.
    Jerome (c. 340-420), Roman church father. Epistulae, VII, 6.

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  • Small minds cannot grasp great subjects.
    Jerome (c. 340-420), Roman church father. Epistulae, LX, 1.
  • May they perish who said what we said before we did.
    Jerome (c. 340-420), Roman church father. In Ecclesiasten commentarius, I....
  • You make a virtue out of a necessity.
    Jerome (c. 340-420), Roman church father. In Libros Rufini, III, 3.
  • Among us, what is not allowed to women is equally not allowed to men.
    Jerome (c. 340-420), Roman church father. Epistulae, LXXVII, 3.

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