The loftier the building the deeper the foundation must be.
First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.
If you cannot mould yourself entirely as you would wish, how can you expect other people to be entirely to your liking?
Without the way, there is no going; without the truth, there is no knowing; without the life, there is no living.
Whoever would fully and feelingly understand the words of Christ, must endeavor to conform his life wholly to the life of Christ.
Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.
Occasions of adversity best discover how great virtue or strength each one hath. For occasions do not make a man frail, but they show what he is.
A man is hindered and distracted in proportion as he draws outward things to himself.
Man proposes, but God disposes.
No man ruleth safely but he that is willingly ruled.
Occasions do not make a man either strong or weak but they show what he is.
No man ruleth safely but that he is willingly ruled.
Love is swift, sincere, pious, pleasant, gentle, strong, patient, faithful, prudent, long-suffering, manly and never seeking her own; for whosoever a man seeketh his own, there he falleth from love.
O Lord, self-renunciation is not the work of one day, nor children's sport; yea, rather in this word is included all perfection.
He will easily be content and at peace, whose conscience is pure.