Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point.
Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey the laws; trust in Providence.
No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more.
My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is.
Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.
If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.
I found thee not, O Lord, without, because I erred in seeking thee without that wert within.
Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.
He who is filled with love is filled with God himself.
He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.
God provides the wind, but man must raise the sails.
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.