Here lies one who neither flattered nor feared any flesh.
Testimony by James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton at the grave of Knox, as quoted in Trumpeter of God (1974) by W. Stanford Reid, ISBN 0-684-13782-8
As touching nature I am a worm of this earth, and yet a subject of this commonwealth; but as touching the office wherein it has pleased God to place me [head of the Reformed church in Scotland], I am a watchman...For that reason I am bound in conscience to blow the trumpet publicly.John Knox
Madam, in God's presence I speak: I never delighted in the weeping of any of God's creatures; yea I can scarcely well abide the tears of my own boys whom my own hand corrects, much less can I rejoice in your Majesty's weeping.John Knox
The Monstrous Regiment of Women.John Knox
Un homme avec Dieu est toujours dans la majorite . One man with God is always a majority.John Knox
To promote a woman to bear rule, superiority, dominion, or empire above any realm, nation, or city, is repugnant to nature, contumely to God, a thing most contrarious to his revealed will and approved ordinance; and, finally, it isthe subversion of good order, of all equityand justice.John Knox
If there be not in her, a proud mind, a crafty wit, and an indurate heart against God and his truth, my judgment faileth me.John Knox