[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.

— Katharina Zell

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Faith is not faith which is not tried.

Katharina Zell

Governments ... should not force and govern belief, which is a matter for the heart and conscience not for temporal authorities.