Conscience and reputation are two things. Conscience is due to yourself, reputation to your neighbour.
The world is a great book; he who never stirs from home reads only a page.
A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.
Nothing is so much to be shunned as sex relations.
Hear the other side. (Audi Partem Alteram).
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
Unless you believe, you will not understand.
I was in love with loving.
If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are. For where you are pleased with yourself there you have remained. Keep adding, keep walking, keep advancing.
You (God) have not only commanded continence, that is, from what things we are to restrain our love, but also justice, that is, on what we are to bestow our love.
My love for you, Lord, is not an uncertain feeling, but a matter of concious certainty. With your word you pierced my heart, and I loved you. But heaven and earth and everything in them on all sides tell me to love you.
...Thou madest us for Thyself, and our heart is restless, until it repose in Thee.
You aspire to great things? Begin with little ones.
What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
Total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfection.
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal.
There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart.