Thursday, June 21, 2012


“We never do good with respect of persons; for in our own interest we conduct ourselves as those who take no payment either praise or premium from man, but from God, who both requires and remunerates an impartial benevolence. We are the same to emperors as to our ordinary neighbors. For we are equally forbidden to wish ill, to do ill, to speak ill, to think ill of all men.” Tertullian, Apology, 36, ANF 3:45

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