The loftier the building the deeper the foundation must be.
I would far rather feel remorse than know how to define it.
He will easily be content and at peace, whose conscience is pure.
An humble knowledge of thyself is a surer way to God than a deep search after learning.
How seldom we weigh our neighbor in the same balance with ourselves.
The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.
Bear the Cross cheerfully and it will bear you.
The acknowledgment of our weakness is the first step in repairing our loss.
Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.
Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise not blame.
How quickly passes away the glory of this world.
Gladly we desire to make other men perfect, but we will not amend our own fault.
Who has a harder fight than he who is striving to overcome himself.
But because many endeavor to get knowledge rather than to live well, they are often deceived and reap little or no benefit from their labor.
All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it.
He who loves with purity considers not the gift of the lover, but the love of the giver.
First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.
No man ruleth safely but he that is willingly ruled.
If you cannot mould yourself entirely as you would wish, how can you expect other people to be entirely to your liking?
The only safe ruler is he who has learned to obey willingly.
Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.
Occasions do not make a man either strong or weak but they show what he is.
It is much safer to obey than to rule.
Oh, how great peace and quietness would he possess who should cut off all vain anxiety and place all his confidence in God.
Man proposes, but God disposes.