John Calvin quotes

Born
19 July 1510, Noyon, Picardy France.

Died
27 May 1564.

Occupation
Theologian.

John Calvin was a French theologian.

Every one of us is, even from his mother’s womb, a master craftsman of idols.
– John Calvin
There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence.
– John Calvin
Knowledge of the sciences is so much smoke apart from the heavenly science of Christ.
– John Calvin
The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul.
– John Calvin
For there is no one so great or mighty that he can avoid the misery that will rise up against him when he resists and strives against God.
– John Calvin
You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy.
– John Calvin
I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels.
– John Calvin
There is no work, however vile or sordid, that does not glisten before God.
– John Calvin
Yet consider now, whether women are not quite past sense and reason, when they want to rule over men.
– John Calvin
We must remember that Satan has his miracles, too.
– John Calvin
A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God’s truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.
– John Calvin
There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.
– John Calvin
However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts.
– John Calvin
Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit your convictions implicitly to the Church?
– John Calvin