Ramon Llull

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Ramon Llull.

Ramon Llull (Catalan: [rəˈmoɲ ˈʎuʎ]; ca. 1232 – ca. 1315) (Anglicised Raymond Lully, Raymond Lull; in Latin Raimundus or Raymundus Lullus or Lullius) was a Majorcan writer and philosopher, logician and a Franciscan tertiary.


  • Death has no terrors for a sincere servant of Christ who is laboring to bring souls to a knowledge of the truth.
    • Llull cited in: George Frederick Maclear (1863) A history of Christian missions during the Middle Ages . p. 365
  • If understanding followed no rule at all, there would be no good in the understanding nor in the matter understood, and to remain in ignorance would be the greatest good.
    • The Hundred Names of God cited in: Margaret A. Boden (2006) Mind As Machine: A History of Cognitive Science. Vol 1. p. 56
  • Tota dona val mes quan letra apren
    • Every woman is worth more when she learns to read.
    • Llull cited in: Lucie Hayes (2009) Frommer's 24 Great Walks in Barcelona. p. 47

Quotes about Ramon Llull[edit]

  • Ramon, while still a young man and Seneschal to the King of Majorca, was very given to composing worthless songs and poems and to doing other licentious things. One night he was sitting beside his bed, about to compose and write in his vulgar tongue a song to a lady whom he loved with a foolish love; and as he began to write this song, he looked to his right and saw our Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross, as if suspended in mid-air
    • Bonner (1985) "Historical Background and Life" (an annotated Vita coaetanea) at 10-11, in Bonner (ed.), Doctor Illuminatus (1985).

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