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A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false becau...   Life
Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think i...   Life
By faithfulness we are collected and wound up into unity within oursel...   Life
Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.   Life
Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.   Life
Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to constru...   Life
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will p...   Life
Don't you believe that there is in man a deep so profound as to be hid...   Life
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is t...   Life
Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; th...   Life
For, were it not good that evil things should also exist, the omnipote...   Life
Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has ...   Life
Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.   Life
God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.   Life
God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil ...   Life
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.   Life
Grant what thou commandest and then command what thou wilt.   Life
He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a sl...   Life
Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul...   Life
I asked the whole frame of the world about my God; and he answered,'' ...   Life
I found thee not, O Lord, without, because I erred in seeking thee wit...   Life
I have learnt to love you late, Beauty at once so ancient and so new!   Life
I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautif...   Life
I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him.   Life
If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you w...   Life
If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are th...   Life
If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't...   Life
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?   Government
Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happin...   Life
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that make...   Life
Love is the beauty of the soul.   Love
Love, and do what you like.   Life
Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves...   Life
Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know...   Life
My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from ...   Life
No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more.   Life
O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark c...   Life
O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.   Life
Oh Lord, give me chastity, but do not give it yet.   Life
Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Chri...   Life
Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working ou...   Life
Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living...   Life
Patience is the companion of wisdom.   Life
People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge wa...   Life
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything d...   Life
Punishment is justice for the unjust.   Life
Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity.   Life
Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may ...   Life
The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.   Life
The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy p...   Life
The greatest evil is physical pain.   Life
The people who remained victorious were less like conquerors than conq...   Life
The purpose of all wars, is peace.   Life
The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experienc...   Life
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.   Life
There is no possible source of evil except good.   Life
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfection...   Life
Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest...   Life
To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by si...   Life
To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.   Life
We cannot pass our guardian angel's bounds, resigned or sullen, he wil...   Life
What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the ...   Life
What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Ha...   Life
What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to ...   Time
Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great...   Life