Frases de Jerónimo
Data de nascimento: 345
Data de falecimento: 30. Setembro 420
Outros nomes: Svatý Jeroným,Jeroným Hieronymus, Jeroným
Jerônimo ou Jerónimo , também conhecido por Jerônimo de Estridão, foi um sacerdote cristão ilírio, destacado como teólogo e historiador e considerado confessor e Doutor da Igreja pela Igreja Católica. Filho de Eusébio, da cidade de Estridão, na fronteira entre a Dalmácia e a Panônia, é mais conhecido por sua tradução da Bíblia para o latim e por seus comentários sobre o Evangelho dos Hebreus, mas sua lista de obras é extensa.
São Jerônimo é reconhecido como santo pelos católicos, ortodoxos e anglicanos. Não é tido como santo para os luteranos, pelo fato de estes não canonizarem personalidades.
„A dreadful rumor reached us from the West. We heard that Rome was besieged, that the citizens were buying their safety with gold, and that when they had been thus despoiled they were again beleaguered, so as to lose not only their substance but their lives.... The speaker's voice failed and sobs interrupted his utterance. The city which had taken the whole world was itself taken; nay, it fell by famine before it fell by the sword, and there were but few to be found to be made prisoner.“
Letter to Lady Principia (412) bewailing the sack of Rome by the Visigoths on August 24, 410; as quoted by John Freely in Before Galileo: The Birth of Modern Science in Medieval Europe (2012)
„Just as divorce according to the Saviour's word was not permitted from the beginning, but on account of the hardness of our heart was a concession of Moses to the human race, so too the eating of flesh was unknown until the deluge. But after the deluge, like the quails given in the desert to the murmuring people, the poison of flesh-meat was offered to our teeth. … At the beginning of the human race we neither ate flesh, nor gave bills of divorce, nor suffered circumcision for a sign. Thus we reached the deluge. But after the deluge, together with the giving of the law which no one could fulfil, flesh was given for food, and divorce was allowed to hard-hearted men, and the knife of circumcision was applied, as though the hand of God had fashioned us with something superfluous. But once Christ has come in the end of time, and Omega passed into Alpha and turned the end into the beginning, we are no longer allowed divorce, nor are we circumcised, nor do we eat flesh.“
Book I, 18
„Opulence is always the result of theft, if not committed by the actual possessor, then by his predecessor.“
The Cry for Justice (1915), p. 397
„Diogenes maintains that tyrants do not bring about revolutions in cities, and foment wars civil or foreign for the sake of a simple diet of vegetables and fruits, but for costly meats and the delicacies of the table. And, strange to say, Epicurus, the defender of pleasure, in all his books speaks of nothing but vegetables and fruits; and he says that we ought to live on cheap food because the preparation of sumptuous banquets of flesh involves great care and suffering, and greater pains attend the search for such delicacies than pleasures the consumption of them. … Persons who feed on flesh want also gratifications not found in flesh. But they who adopt a simple diet do not look for flesh. … The soul greatly exults when you are content with little: you have the world beneath your feet, and can exchange all its power, its feasts, and its lusts, the objects for which men rake money together, for common food, and make up for them all with a sack-cloth shirt.“
Book II, 11