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Katherine Zell

  • Faith is not faith which is not tried.

    • Katherine Zell,
    • c. 1560, in Stephen J. Nichols, The Reformation ()
  • Governments ... should not force and govern belief, which is a matter for the heart and conscience not for temporal authorities.

    • Katherine Zell,
    • letter (c. 1557), in Jackson J. Spielvogel, Western Civilization: To 1715 ()
  • [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.

    • Katherine Zell,
    • in Ruth A. Tucker and Walter L. Liefelt, Daughters of the Church ()
  • Lead us not into the temptation of believing that we have truly forgiven, while rancor lingers.

    • Katherine Zell

Katherine Zell, German writer, reformer

(1497 - 1562)

Full name: Katherine Schütz Zell.