A good deed is never lost. He who sows courtesy, reaps friendship; he who plants kindness, gathers love; pleasure bestowed on a grateful mind was never sterile, but generally gratitude begets reward.
A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
[The pope focused on scriptural readings that said God's love was seen in the] marvels of creation. ... fooled by the atheism that they carry inside of them, imagine a universe free of direction and order, as if at the mercy of chance.
Truly unexpected tidings make both ears tingle.
Let sleep itself be an exercise in piety, for such as our life and conduct have been, so also of necessity will be our dreams.
The bread that you store up belongs to the hungry; the coat that lies in your chest belongs to the naked; the gold that you have hidden in the ground belongs to the poor.