Cyprian Quotes

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  • Murder, considered a crime when people commit it singly, is transformed into a virtue when they do it en masse.

  • It is a persistent evil to persecute a man who belongs to the grace of God. It is a calamity without remedy to hate the happy.

    Hate   Men   Evil  
    "Treatise on Jealousy and Envy". Book by Cyprian, Ch.9,
  • Whereas there can be but one Baptism, they think they can Baptize; they have abandoned the fountain of life, yet promise the life and grace of the waters of salvation. It is not cleansing which men find there, but soiling; their sins are not washed away, but only added to. That being "born again" does not bring forth sons to God but to the Devil. Born of a lie, they cannot inherit the things which Truth has promised; begotten by the faithless, they are deprived of the grace of faith.

    Lying   Son   Men  
  • The Lord withdraws when He is denied, and what is taken by the undeserving does not avail them unto salvation, since the saving grace is turned into ashes and holiness departs.

    Taken   Grace   Doe  
  • Since the baptismal rebirth takes place only with the one Bride of Christ, where could he be born who is not a son of the Church?

    Son   Church   Christ  
  • There is one God and one Christ, and one Church, and one chair founded on Peter by the word of the Lord. It is not possible to set up another altar or for there to be another priesthood besides that one altar and that one priesthood. Whoever has gathered elsewhere is scattering.

    Church   Christ   Lord  
  • If, in the case of the worst sinners and those who formerly sinned much against God, when afterwards they believe, the remission of their sins is granted and no one is held back from baptism and grace, how much more, then, should an infant not be held back, who, having but recently been born, has done no sin, except that, born of the flesh according to Adam, he has contracted the contagion of that old death from his first being born. For this very reason does he [an infant] approach more easily to receive the remission of sins: because the sins forgiven him are not his own but those of another

    Believe   Grace   Baptism  
  • Men imitate the gods whom they adore, and to such miserable beings their crimes become their religion.

    Men   Miserable   Crime  
    Cyprian (2012). “The Sacred Writings of Saint Cyprian (Annotated Edition)”, p.49, Jazzybee Verlag
  • If He prayed who was without sin, how much more it becometh a sinner to pray!

    Prayer   Praying   Sin  
  • As to what pertains to the case of infants: You [Fidus] said that they ought not to be baptized within the second or third day after their birth, that the old law of circumcision must be taken into consideration, and that you did not think that one should be baptized and sanctified within the eighth day after his birth. In our council it seemed to us far otherwise. No one agreed to the course which you thought should be taken. Rather, we all judge that the mercy and grace of God ought to be denied to no man born

    Taken   Men   Thinking  
  • Peter, in showing that the Church is one and that only those who are in the Church can be saved, said: "In the Ark of Noah certain persons, numbering only eight, were saved by water, which Baptism effects in like manner for you" (1 Peter 3:20). He proves and demonstrates that the solitary Ark of Noah was the figure of the One Church. If, at the time of this Baptism of the world anyone could have been saved without having been in the Ark of Noah, then he who is outside the Church could now be brought to life by Baptism.

    Eight   Water   Baptism  
  • And according as we say, "Our Father," because He is The Father of those who understand and believe; so also we call it "our Bread," because Christ is The Bread of those who are in union with His Body. And we ask that this Bread should be given to us daily, that we who are in Christ, and daily receive The Eucharist for the Food of Salvation, may not by the interposition of some heinous separated from Christ's Body.

    Father   Believe   Body  
    Cyprian (2012). “The Sacred Writings of Saint Cyprian (Annotated Edition)”, p.405, Jazzybee Verlag
  • "If any man thirst, let him come and drink from the rivers of living water" (cf. John 7:38). Where shall he who thirsts come? To heretics where the fountain and river of water is in no way life-giving? Or to the Church, which is One?

    Men   Cfs   Rivers  
  • In proportion to the size of the vessel of faith, brought by us to the Lord, is the measure we draw out of His overflowing grace.

    Faith   Grace   Size  
  • Let us, then, who in Baptism have both died and been buried in respect to the carnal sins of the old man, who have risen again with Christ in the heavenly regeneration, both think upon and do the things that are Christ's.

    Men   Thinking   Baptism  
  • This supernatural bread and this consecrated chalice are for the health and salvation of mankind.

    Christian   Bread   Holy  
  • Be constantly committed to prayer or to reading [Scripture]; by praying, you speak to God, in reading, God speaks to you.

  • May all Christians be found worthy of either the pure white crown of a holy life or the royal red crown of martyrdom.

  • Whatever a man prefers to God, that he makes a god to himself.

  • Custom, though never so ancient, without truth, is but an old error.

  • The spouse of Christ cannot be defiled; she is uncorrupted and chaste.

    Christ   Spouse   Chaste  
    Saint Cyprian (2010). “Treatises (The Fathers of the Church, Volume 36)”, p.100, CUA Press
  • Our prayers and fastings are of less avail, unless they are aided by almsgiving.

    Saint Cyprian, Roy J. Deferrari (2007). “Treatises (The Fathers of the Church, Volume 36)”, p.232, CUA Press
  • Custom is often only the antiquity of error.

  • Think not that you are thus maintaining the Gospel of Christ when you separate yourselves from the flock of Christ.

    Cyprian (2012). “The Sacred Writings of Saint Cyprian (Annotated Edition)”, p.140, Jazzybee Verlag
  • The wretched bodies of the condemned shall simmer and blaze in those living fires.

    Fire   Body   Hell  
  • Baptism pertains to the Church alone.

  • For the helmsman is recognized in the tempest; in the warfare the soldier is proved.

  • Persevere in labors that lead to salvation. Always be busy in spiritual actions. In this way, no matter how often the enemy of our souls approaches, no matter how many times he may try to come near us, he'll find our hearts closed and armed against him.

    Spiritual   Heart   Soul  
  • When we pray to God with entire assurance, it is Himself who has given us the spirit of prayer.

    Prayer   Spirit   Praying  
    "Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers" by Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, p. 460, 1895.
  • By the help of the water of new birth, the stain of former years had been washed away, and a light from above, serene and pure, had been infused into my reconciled heart, — after that, by the agency of the Spirit breathed from heaven, a second birth had restored me to a new man.

    Heart   Men   Light  
    "The Writings of Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage".
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