Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.

The Scriptures were written, not to make us astronomers, but to make us saints.

It is common for those that are farthest from God, to boast themselves most of their being near to the Church.

Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions.

The better day, the worse deed.

Here is bread, which strengthens man's heart, and therefore is called the staff of Life.

They have most satisfaction in themselves, and consequently the sweetest relish of their creature comforts.

To fish in troubled waters.

After a storm comes a calm.