There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence
Man's mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.
But those who wish to prove to unbelievers that Scripture is the Word of God are acting foolishly, for only by faith can this be known.
However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts.
The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul.
Though Satan instills his poison, and fans the flames of our corrupt desires within us,we are yet not carried by any external force to the commission of sin, but our own flesh entices us, and we willingly yield to its allurements.
However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts
You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy.
I have not so great a struggle with my vices, great and numerous as they are, as I have with my impatience. My efforts are not absolutely useless; yet I have never been able to conquer this ferocious wild beast.
All the blessings we enjoy are Divine deposits, committed to our trust on this condition, that they should be dispensed for the benefit of our neighbors
Every one of us is, even from his mother's womb, a master craftsman of idols.