He who disdained not to assume us unto Himself, did not disdain to take our place and speak our words, in order that we might speak His words. (p. 421).
O sons of Peace, sons of the One Catholic, walk in your way, and sing as you walk. Travelers do this in order to keep up their spirits. (p. 427).
The spiritual virtue of a sacrament is like light; although it passes among the impure, it is not polluted.
It is no advantage to be near the light if the eyes are closed.
He that is jealous is not in love.
Love, and do what you like.
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.
Venerate the martyrs, praise, love, proclaim, honor them. But worship the God of the martyrs.
The dove loves when it quarrels; the wolf hates when it flatters.
Thus, in this universal catastrophe, the sufferings of Christians have tended to their moral improvement, because they viewed them with eyes of faith.
When the apostle James was talking about faith and works against those who thought their faith was enough, and didn't want to have good works, he said, You believe God is one; you do well; the demons also believe, and tremble.
Thou hast made us for Thyself, and the heart never resteth till it findeth rest in Thee.
Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is not quiet until it rests in Thee.
The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.
Charity is the root of all good works.