By faithfulness we are collected and wound up into unity within ourselves, whereas we had been scattered abroad in multiplicity.
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.
Anger is a weed; hate is the tree.
Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt.
We make a ladder for ourselves of our vices, if we trample those same vices underfoot.
We make a ladder of our vices, if we trample those same vices underfoot.
Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
Don't hold yourselves cheap, seeing that the creator of all things and of you estimates your value so high, so dear, that he pours out for you every day the most precious blood of his only-begotten Son.
At ego adulescens miser ualde, miser in exordio ipsius adulescentiae, etiam petieram a te castitatem et dixeram, 'Da mihi castitatem et continentiam, sed noli modo.