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A collection of quotes and thoughts by John Huss on life, hope, death, faith, sayings, live, better, God, men, light, church, fruits, walk, joy, foundation and knowledge.

18 Thought-Provoking Quotes By John Huss That Prove Hope Springs Eternal

Quick Facts

Famous As
Religious Thinker, Philosophers, Reformer

Born On
1369 AD

Died On
06 July 1415 AD

Born In
Husinec

Died At Age
46

John Huss, also renowned as Jan Hus, was a pre-eminent Czech theologian, dean, philosopher, Roman Catholic priest, head of the Charles University in Prague and master. He was a key antecedent to Protestantism, church reformer, an influential figure in the Bohemian Reformation and an inspirator of Hussitism. Very little is known about his personal life, and scholars believe that his name was derived from the name of his hometown. Though he entered the church in hunt of a good life, he soon learned the importance of assimilating the Biblical teachings. He caused a division in the Bohemian clergy as his teachings, thoughts and preaching captivated a large number of followers. We bring to you a list of thoughts and words by John Huss which are quoted widely. Read through the quotes and thoughts by John Huss which are sure to enlighten and inspire you.

I entreat all artisans faithfully to follow their craft and take delight in it. I entreat all servants to be faithful servants of their masters and mistresses.

- John Huss

I have often had apparitions of hosts of serpents with heads at their tails, but not one was able to bite me; and many other visions.

- John Huss

O God and Lord, now the council condemns even Your own act and Your own law as heresy, since You Yourself did lay Your cause before Your Father as the just judge, as an example for us, whenever we are sorely oppressed.

- John Huss

He that fears death loses the joys of life.

- John Huss

For whoso dies for Christ, he is conqueror and is delivered from all misery and attains the eternal joy to which may it please our Saviour to bring us all.

- John Huss

For God is my witness that I neither preached, affirmed, nor defended them, though they say that I did.

- John Huss

By the fruits which it bears is the tree known.

- John Huss

Open is the way of Satan; many walk therein.

- John Huss

Indeed, no one does more injury in the church than he who acts perversely and yet has the name and order of sanctity.

- John Huss

It is better to die well than to live badly.

- John Huss

In life eternal, there is perfect joy and light, without pain or torture, and there is communion with God Himself and His angels.

- John Huss

As for antichrist occupying the papal chair, it is evident that a pope living contrary to Christ, like any other perverted person, is called, by common consent, antichrist.

- John Huss

A precept or command is a general teaching of God, obligating every man under pain of mortal sin - namely, in cases in which he has fallen away from the command. Hence, the saints who for a period of their life lived hypocritically sinned mortally for that period. So also the damned, by persistent false living, sin persistently in Hell.

- John Huss

I hope, by God's grace, that I am truly a Christian, not deviating from the faith, and that I would rather suffer the penalty of a terrible death than wish to affirm anything outside of the faith or transgress the commandments of our Lord Jesus Christ.

- John Huss

I entreat students of letters and other scholars to obey their masters in things good, to imitate them, and diligently apply themselves to letters for the sake of God's honour and their own salvation and that of other men.

- John Huss

I, Master John Hus, in chains and in prison, now standing on the shore of this present life and expecting on the morrow a dreadful death, which will, I hope, purge away my sins, find no heresy in myself, and accept with all my heart any truth whatsoever that is worthy of belief.

- John Huss

Behold how Christ is the foundation of the church and the apostles are the foundations! Christ is by a figure of speech - antonomastice - the foundation because the edifice of the church begins from him and is finished in him and through him. But the prophets and apostles are the foundations because their authority bears up our weakness.

- John Huss

I entreat masters to live a good life and faithfully to instruct their scholars, especially that they may love God and learn to give themselves to knowledge, in order to promote His honour, the welfare of the state, and their own salvation, but not for the sake of avarice or the praise of man.

- John Huss