This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
Love, and do what you like.
The purpose of all wars, is peace.
There is no possible source of evil except good.
The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences.
There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart.
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
By faithfulness we are collected and wound up into unity within ourselves, whereas we had been scattered abroad in multiplicity.
Give me chastity and continence, but not quite yet.
God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.
Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.
Grant what thou commandest and then command what thou wilt.
Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.
Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.
Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart.
It is not the punishment but the cause that makes the martyr.
What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
We cannot pass our guardian angel's bounds, resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs.
If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.
To seek the highest good is to live well.
If we did not have rational souls, we would not be able to believe.
Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty.
I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him.