Quotations by Bernard of Clairvaux


Errors are refuted by argument, not by fire.

Bernard of Clairvaux
Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) French religious, Doctor of the Church, saint
(Attributed)
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Who loves me, loves my dog.

[Qui me amat, amat et canem meam.]

Bernard of Clairvaux
Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) French religious, Doctor of the Church, saint
Festo Sancti Michaelis, Sermo 1, sec. 3 [tr. Trench (1853)]

Bernard says this is a common proverb.
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Believe me, you will find more lessons in the woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you what you cannot learn from masters.

[Experto crede: aliquid amplius invenies in silvis, quam in libris. Ligna et lapides docebunt te, quod a magistris audire non possis.]

Bernard of Clairvaux
Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) French religious, Doctor of the Church, saint
Letter 106, Sec. 2

In Edward Churton, The Early English Church (1841).
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