Christ is not valued at all unless He is valued above all.
The good Christian should beware the mathematician and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of hell.
Let those who think I have said too little and those who think I have said too much, forgive me and let those who think I have said just enough thank God with me.
Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.
Nothing whatever pertaining to godliness and real holiness can be accomplished without grace.
Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.
If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.
O, Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console To be understood as to understand To be loved as to love For it is in giving that we receive It is in pardoning that we are pardoned And it is in dying to ourselves that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.
We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain
Men go abroad to admire the heights of mountains, the mighty billows of the sea, the broad tides of rivers, the compass of the ocean, and the circuits of the stars, and pass themselves by.
Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point.
Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked.
Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey the laws; trust in Providence.