Tertullian


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  • ''Truth engenders hatred of truth. As soon as it appears, it is the enemy.''
    Tertullian (c. 150-230), Roman church father. Apologeticus, VI.3.
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  • ''Nature soaks every evil with either fear or shame.''
    Tertullian (c. 150-230), Roman church father. Apologeticus, I.10.
  • ''Indeed it is better to postpone, lest either we complete too little by hurrying, or wander too long in completing it.''
    Tertullian (c. 150-230), Roman church father. Apologeticus, XIX.8.
  • ''Two kinds of blindness are easily combined so that those who do not see really appear to see what is not.''
    Tertullian (c. 150-230), Roman church father. Apologeticus, IX.20.
  • ''Divorce these days is a religious vow, as if the proper offspring of marriage.''
    Tertullian (c. 150-230), Roman church father. Apologeticus, VI.6.
  • ''The entire fruit is already present in the seed.''
    Tertullian (c. 150-230), Roman church father. Apologeticus, IX.8.
  • ''The nature of rumor is known to all.''
    Tertullian (c. 150-230), Roman church father. Apologeticus, VII.8.
  • ''It is certain because it is possible.''
    Tertullian (c. 150-230), Roman church father. De Carne Christe, V....
  • ''Those who fled will fight another time.''
    Tertullian (c. 150-230), Roman church father. De fuga in persecutione, X....
  • ''The usual complaint is: I have no other way of earning a living. The harsh reply can be: Do you have to live?''
    Tertullian (c. 150-230), Roman church father. De idolatria, V....

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