It is not by the sword or the spear, by soldiers or by armed force that truth is to be promoted, but by counsel and gentle persuasion.

Athanasius (293-373) Bishop of Alexandria, theologian, saint
Divinia Institutia, 54

Migne, Patrologia Latina, 6: 1061
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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