Tertullian Quotes (30 Quotes)

    Indeed heresies are themselves instigated by philosophy.

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

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

    Nature soaks every evil with either fear or shame.

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

    Prevention of birth is a precipitation of murder.

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

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

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

    We live among you, eat the same food, wear the same clothes . . . We sojourn with you in the world, renouncing neither forum nor market, nor bath, nor booth, nor workshop, nor inn . . . We till the ground with you, we join with you in business ventures.

    The nature of rumor is known to all.

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

    It is certain because it is possible.

    Out of the frying pan, into the fire.

    What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?

    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.

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

    The entire fruit is already present in the seed.

    It is certain because it is impossible.

    Nothing that is God's is obtainable by money.

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

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

    Hope is patience with the lamp lit.

    See how these Christians love one another.

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

    The first reaction to truth is hatred.

    'Certum est quia impossibile.' It is certain because it is impossible.

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