Meaningful & Inspirational Quotes by John Calvin

John Calvin’s Most Inspirational Quotes

A collection of beautiful and Inspirational Quotes by John Calvin, this article we look at John Calvin’s most inspiring quotes. Quotes often give context; they can mean different things to different people, here you will find some of the best quotes by John Calvin.

Angels are the dispensers and administrators of the divine beneficence toward us.

John Calvin
Angels are the dispensers and administrators of the divine beneficence toward us.


This is what entertainment is all about- idiots, explosives and falling anvils.

John Calvin
 This is what entertainment is all about- idiots, explosives and falling anvils.

If we believe heaven to be our country, it is better for us to transmit our wealth thither, than to retain it here, where we may lose it by a sudden removal.

John Calvin
 If we believe heaven to be our country, it is better for us to transmit our wealth thither, than to retain it here, where we may lose it by a sudden removal.

The only skills I have the patience to learn are those that have no real application in life.

John Calvin
 The only skills I have the patience to learn are those that have no real application in life.

The cross of Christ only triumphs in the breast of believers over the devil and the flesh, sin and sinners, when their eyes are directed to the power of His Resurrection.

John Calvin
 The cross of Christ only triumphs in the breast of believers over the devil and the flesh, sin and sinners, when their eyes are directed to the power of His Resurrection.

Prayer unaccompanied by perseverance leads to no result.

John Calvin
 Prayer unaccompanied by perseverance leads to no result.

True faith is ever connected with hope.

John Calvin
 True faith is ever connected with hope.

The unborn baby, though enclosed in the womb of its mother, is already a human being, and should not be robbed of the life which it has not yet begun to enjoy.

John Calvin
 The unborn baby, though enclosed in the womb of its mother, is already a human being, and should not be robbed of the life which it has not yet begun to enjoy.

The pastor ought to have two voices: one, for gathering the sheep; and another, for warding off and driving away wolves and thieves. The Scripture supplies him with the means of doing both.

John Calvin
 The pastor ought to have two voices: one, for gathering the sheep; and another, for warding off and driving away wolves and thieves. The Scripture supplies him with the means of doing both.

We shall never be clothed with the righteousness of Christ except we first know assuredly that we have no righteousness of our own.

John Calvin
 We shall never be clothed with the righteousness of Christ except we first know assuredly that we have no righteousness of our own.

Humility is the beginning of true intelligence.

John Calvin
 Humility is the beginning of true intelligence.

If a preacher is not first preaching to himself, better that he falls on the steps of the pulpit and breaks his neck than preaches that sermon.

John Calvin
 If a preacher is not first preaching to himself, better that he falls on the steps of the pulpit and breaks his neck than preaches that sermon.

I gave up all for Christ, and what have I found? Everything in Christ.

John Calvin
 I gave up all for Christ, and what have I found? Everything in Christ.

Peace is not to be purchased by the sacrifice of truth.

John Calvin
 Peace is not to be purchased by the sacrifice of truth.


When I took the leap, I had faith I would find a net; Instead I learned I could fly.

John Calvin
 When I took the leap, I had faith I would find a net; Instead I learned I could fly.

Nothing is more dangerous than to be blinded by prosperity.

John Calvin
 Nothing is more dangerous than to be blinded by prosperity.

It is therefore faith alone which justifies, and yet the faith which justifies is not alone.

John Calvin
 It is therefore faith alone which justifies, and yet the faith which justifies is not alone.

Whoever is not satisfied with Christ alone, strives after something beyond absolute perfection.

John Calvin
 Whoever is not satisfied with Christ alone, strives after something beyond absolute perfection.

The excellence of the Church does not consist in multitude but in purity.

John Calvin
 The excellence of the Church does not consist in multitude but in purity.

Satan is an astute theologian.

John Calvin
 Satan is an astute theologian.

The Lord has not redeemed you so you might enjoy pleasures and luxuries or so that you might abandon yourself to ease and indolence, but rather so you should be prepared to endure all sorts of evils.

John Calvin
 The Lord has not redeemed you so you might enjoy pleasures and luxuries or so that you might abandon yourself to ease and indolence, but rather so you should be prepared to endure all sorts of evils.

There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make men rejoice.

John Calvin
 There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make men rejoice.

The blindness of unbelievers in no way detracts from the clarity of the gospel; the sun is no less bright because blind men do not perceive its light.

John Calvin
 The blindness of unbelievers in no way detracts from the clarity of the gospel; the sun is no less bright because blind men do not perceive its light.

The gospel is not a doctrine of the tongue, but of life.

John Calvin
 The gospel is not a doctrine of the tongue, but of life.

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