D'AUBIGNE, Jean Henri Merle Quotes
(1794-1872), Swiss divine and historian
Wherever Calvinism was established, it brought with it not only truth but liberty, and all the great developments which these two fertile principles carry with them.
A great man may be the personification and type of the epoch for which God destines him, but he is never its creator.
Ideas make their way in silence like the waters that, filtering behind the rocks of the Alps, loosen them from the mountains on which they rest.
Free inquiry, if restrained within due bounds, and applied to proper subjects, is a most important privilege of the human mind; and if well conducted, is one of the greatest friends to truth.—But when reason knows neither its office nor its limits, and when employed on subjects foreign to its jurisdiction, it then becomes a privilege dangerous to be exercised.
Perfect conformity to the will of God is the sole sovereign and complete liberty.