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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.

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.