What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.
Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
The greatest evil is physical pain.
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
Punishment is justice for the unjust.
Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.
To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it.
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.
Don't you believe that there is in man a deep so profound as to be hidden even to him in whom it is?
Category: Spirit And Spirituality
Temperance is love surrendering itself wholly to Him who is its object; courage is love bearing all things gladly for the sake of Him who is its object; justice is love serving only Him who is its object, and therefore rightly ruling; prudence is love making wise distinction between what hinders and what helps itself.
A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.
Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.
The people who remained victorious were less like conquerors than conquered.