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John Jortin Quotes


English divine and ecclesiastical historian
(1698 - 1770)

Happy is he who is engaged in controversy with his own passions, and comes off superior; who makes it his endeavor that his follies and weaknesses may die before himself, and who daily meditates on mortality and immortality.
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To banish, imprison, plunder, starve, hang, and burn men for religion, is not the gospel of Christ, but the policy of the devil. - Christ never used anything that looked like force or violence but once, and that was to drive bad men out of the temple, not to drive them in.