John Calvin

1509 - 1564

A Quote by John Calvin on architecture, body, chance, day, earth, excellence, god, madness, nature, respect, soul, and universe

At this day . . . the earth sustains on her bosom many monster minds, minds which are not afraid to employ the seed of Deity deposited in human nature as a means of suppressing the name of God. Can anything be more detestable than this madness in man, who, finding God a hundred times both in his body and his soul, makes his excellence in this respect a pretext for denying that there is a God? He will not say that chance has made him different from the brutes; . . . but, substituting Nature as the architect of the universe, he suppresses the name of God.

John Calvin (1509 - 1564)

Source: The Institutes of the Christian Religion

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A Quote by John Calvin on achievement, beauty, blessings, deed, difficulty, dignity, evil, god, intention, love, men, and nature

Assuredly there is but one way in which to achieve what is not merely difficult but utterly against human nature: to love those who hate us, to repay their evil deeds with benefits, to return blessings for reproaches. It is that we remember not to consider men's evil intention but to look upon the image of God in them, which cancels and effaces their transgressions, and with its beauty and dignity allures us to love and embrace them.

John Calvin (1509 - 1564)

Source: The Institutes of the Christian Religion

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A Quote by John Calvin on belief, god, persuasion, and universe

Nobody seriously believes the universe was made by God without being persuaded that He takes care of His works.

John Calvin (1509 - 1564)

Source: The Institutes of the Christian Religion

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