There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart.
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
You aspire to great things? Begin with little ones.
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.
People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.
Bad times, hard times, this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times: Such as we are, such are the times.
My mother spoke of Christ to my father, by her feminine and childlike virtues, and, after having borne his violence without a murmur or complaint, gained him at the close of his life to Christ.
You can live, provided you live; that is, you can live for ever, provided you live a good life.
As the soul is the life of the body, so God is the life of the soul. As therefore the body perishes when the soul leaves it, so the soul dies when God departs from it.
The purpose of all war is peace.
The purpose of all wars, is peace.
If there is something more excellent than the truth, then that is God; if not, then truth itself is God
Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty.
Custom is second nature.
On Ps 60: 3: To Thee have I cried from the ends of the earth.