Girolamo Savonarola Quotes (11 quotes)
Motto he beheld in a vision (December 1492), as quoted in History of the Christian Church, Vol. V (1910)
“God is the best helper, but He loves to be helped. Be earnest in prayer, but do not neglect human means. You must help yourself in all manner of ways, and then the Lord will be with you.”
Reported in Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895) edited by Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, p. 124
“Do you wish to be free? Then above all things, love God, love your neighbor, love one another, love the common weal; then you will have true liberty.”
Reported in Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895) edited by Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, p. 378
“Elegance of language must give way before simplicity in preaching sound doctrine.”
Reported in Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895) edited by Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, p. 481
“If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.”
As quoted in Think, Vol. 27 (1961), p. 32
“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”
―Robert Green Ingersoll
The works of Robert G. Ingersoll (1978 edition), Library of Alexandria - ISBN: 9781465521330
“Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.”
As quoted in: Hitchcock (1967) by François Truffaut
“Absolute discretion is a ruthless master. It is more destructive of freedom than any of man's other inventions.”
―William O. Douglas
Dissenting, United States v. Wunderlich, 342 U.S. 98, 101 (1951).
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsGirolamo Savonarola
Born: September 21, 1452
Died: May 23, 1498 (aged 45)
Bio: Girolamo Savonarola was an Italian Dominican friar and preacher active in Renaissance Florence, and known for his prophecies of civic glory and calls for Christian renewal. He denounced clerical corruption, despotic rule and the exploitation of the poor. He prophesied the coming of a biblical flood and a new Cyrus from the north who would reform the Church.