Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
If a superior give any order to one who is under him which is against that man's conscience, although he do not obey it yet he shall not be dismissed.
Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.
Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty: permit the distinctive sign of our order to be that it does not possess anything of its own beneath the sun, for the glory of your name, and that it have no other patrimony than begging.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.
Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.