Thomas More Quotes (52 quotes)
“The increasing influence of the Bible is marvelously great, penetrating everywhere. It carries with it a tremendous power of freedom and justice guided by a combined force of wisdom and goodness.”
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 34.
“And it will fall out as in a complication of diseases, that by applying a remedy to one sore, you will provoke another; and that which removes the one ill symptom produces others.”
Utopia: or the happy republic: A philosophical romance by Sir Thomas More, to which is added the New Atlantis by Lord Bacon. With a preliminary discourse, containing an analysis of Plato's Republic, by J. A. St. John (1845 edition)
“And, indeed, though they differ concerning other things, yet all agree in this: that they think there is one Supreme Being that made and governs the world, whom they call, in the language of their country, Mithras.”
Utopia: On the Best State of a Republic and on the New Island of Utopia (2009 edition), The Floating Press - ISBN: 9781775412267
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsThomas More
Born: February 7, 1478
Died: July 6, 1535 (aged 57)
Bio: Sir Thomas More, known to Catholics as Saint Thomas More since 1935, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist. He was an important councillor to Henry VIII of England and was Lord Chancellor from October 1529 to 16 May 1532. He was canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1935. He is commemorated by the Church of England as a Reformation martyr.
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