What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?
Arguments about Scripture achieve nothing but a stomachache and a headache.
The usual complaint is, 'I have no other way of earning a living'. The harsh reply can be, 'Do you have to live?'
He who lives only to benefit himself confers on the world a benefit when he dies.
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.
Truth engenders hatred of truth. As soon as it appears, it is the enemy.
The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.
Tertullian — quotes and aphorisms
Indeed it is better to postpone, lest either we complete too little by hurrying, or wander too long in completing it.
Fear is the foundation of safety.
Hope is patience with the lamp lit.