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JOHN CALVIN
French theologian and ecclesiastical statesman
(1509 - 1564)
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Augustine does not disagree with this when he teaches that it is a faculty of the reason and the will to choose good with the assistance of grace; evil, when grace is absent.
      - [Goodness : Grace]

I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels.
      - [Talking]

I have not so great a struggle with my vices, great and numerous as they are, as I have with my impatience.
      - [Impatience]

Man's mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.
      - [Idols]

The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul.
      - [Conscience]

There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.
      - [Joy]

Yet consider now, whether women are not quite past sense and reason, when they want to rule over men.
      - [Insanity]

You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy.
      - [Joy]


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