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What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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Fear is the foundation of safety.

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Hope is patience with the lamp lit.

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