Talk:John Calvin

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Just wanted to say I thought Kalki did a nice job on the images. Delta x 07:25, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

There seem to be a lot of quotes missing from this page, I came here hoping to find sources for these two: "Knowledge of the sciences is so much smoke apart from the heavenly science of Christ." "There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence" but they're not even in the unsourced section Mmeelliissssaa 07:11, 4 November 2007 (UTC)


Wikiquote no longer allows unsourced quotations, and they are in process of being removed from our pages (see Wikiquote:Limits on quotations); but if you can provide a reliable, precise and verifiable source for any quote on this list please move it to John Calvin. --Antiquary 12:13, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

  • Let us not cease to do the utmost, that we may incessantly go forward in the way of the Lord; and let us not despair of the smallness of our accomplishments.
  • For we affirm His divinity so joined and united with His humanity that each retains its distinctive nature unimpaired, and yet those two natures constitute one Christ.
  • The will is not destroyed but rather repaired by grace.
  • Let us remember therefore this lesson: That to worship our God sincerely we must evermore begin by hearkening to His voice, and by giving ear to what He commands us. For if every man goes after his own way, we shall wander. We may well run, but we shall never be a whit nearer to the right way, but rather farther away from it.
  • A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's Truth was attacked and yet would remain silent.
  • For as the aged, or those whose sight is defective, when any books however fair, is set before them, though they perceive that there is something written are scarcely able to make out two consecutive words, but, when aided by glasses, begin to read distinctly, so Scripture, gathering together the impressions of Deity, which, till then, lay confused in our minds, dissipates the darkness, and shows us the true God clearly.
  • We have short memories in magnifying God's grace. Every blessing that God confers upon us perishes through our carelessness, if we are not prompt and active in giving thanks.
  • We are all made of mud, and this mud is not just on the hem of our gown, or on the sole our boots, or in our shoes. We are full of it, we are nothing but mud and filth both inside and outside.