Frases de Jan Hus
Data de nascimento: 1369
Data de falecimento: 6. Julho 1415
John Huss foi um pensador e reformador religioso . Ele iniciou um movimento religioso baseado nas ideias de John Wycliffe. O seus seguidores ficam conhecidos como os Hussitas. A Igreja Católica não perdoou tais rebeliões e ele foi excomungado em 1410. Condenado pelo Concílio de Constança, foi queimado vivo e morreu cantando um cântico [cântico de Davi" Jesus filho de Davi tem misericórdia de mim] Um precursor do movimento protestante , a sua extensa obra escrita concedeu-lhe um importante papel na história literária checa. Também é responsável pela introdução do uso de acentos na língua checa por modo a fazer corresponder cada som a um símbolo único. Hoje em dia a sua estátua pode ser encontrada na praça central de Praga, a Praça da Cidade Velha, em checo Staroměstské náměstí.
Citações Jan Hus
„The people from Prague and other Czechs should be whipped who speak half Czech and half German (...) And who could enumerate how the Czech language has already been corrupted, so that the true Czech hears they speak, but he does not understand them. And from that arises envy, anger, conflict, strife and Czech humiliation.“
— Jan Hus
„God is my witness that I have never taught or preached that which false witnesses have testified against me. He knows that the great object of all my preaching and writing was to convert men from sin. In the truth of that gospel which hitherto I have written, taught and preached, I now joyfully die.“
— Jan Hus
Jan Hus (1415); quoted in: Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature, Volume 12, 1891, p. 401
„I call God to witness that all I have written and preached, has been to rescue souls from sin. There can be no turning back. My Lord walked the path of truth and duty, even though it took Him to Calvary. Can I, one of his humble followers, turn back now? To witness to God's truth is more important than life. Joyfully then, will I confirm with my blood all the writings and preachings of truths that I've held. Into Thy hands, O Lord, I commit my spirit.“
— Jan Hus
Dying words before John Hus died singing, being martyred July 6, 1415
„It is better to die well, than to live wrongly (...) who is afraid of death loses the joy of life; truth prevails all, prevails who is killed, because no adversity can harm him, who is not dominated by injustice.“
— Jan Hus
Quoted in John Huss: His Life, Teachings and Death, After Five Hundred Years (1915) by David Schley Schaff, p. 58. Jan Hus in Letter to Christian of Prachatice, probably the most influential of his quotes, first adopted as the motto by Hussite warriors, centuries later this motto was inscribed on the banner of the Presidents of the Czechoslovakia and now (in Czech translation) is inscribed on the banner of the President of the Czech Republic.