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“Faith is not faith which is not tried.”
“Governments ... should not force and govern belief, which is a matter for the heart and conscience not for temporal authorities.”
“[On refusing to be silenced:] I do not pretend to be John the Baptist rebuking the Pharisees. I do not claim to be Nathan upbraiding David. I aspire only to be Balaam's ass, castigating his master.”
“Lead us not into the temptation of believing that we have truly forgiven, while rancor lingers.”
Katherine Zell, German writer, reformer
(1497 - 1562)
Full name: Katherine Schütz Zell.