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Marcus Minucius Felix

Marcus Minucius Felix was one of the earliest of the Latin apologists for Christianity.

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    Careless credulity makes them the prey of those they trusted; and then they repeat their
    mistake by suspecting all alike.
    Marcus Minucius Felix (2nd or 3rd cen. A.D.)

    The body in the grave is like the tree in winter; they conceal their greenness under a show of dryness.... We too must wait for the springtime of the body.
    —Marcus Minucius Felix (2nd or 3rd cent. A.D.)

    No failure in America, whether of love or money, is ever simple; it is always a kind of betrayal, of a mass of shadowy, shared hopes.
    —Greil Marcus (b. 1945)

    God cannot be seen: he is too bright for sight; nor grasped: he is too pure for touch; nor measured: for he is beyond all sense, infinite, measureless, his dimension known to himself alone.
    —Marcus Minucius Felix (2nd or 3rd cen. A.D.)

    The legend of Felix is ended, the toiling of Felix is done;
    The Master has paid him his wages, the goal of his journey is won;
    He rests, but he never is idle; a thousand years pass like a day,
    In the glad surprise of Paradise where work is sweeter than play.
    Henry Van Dyke (1852–1933)