I am like the sick sheep that strays from the rest of the flock. Unless the Good Shepherd takes me on His shoulders and carries me back to His fold, my steps will falter, and in the very effort of rising, my feet will give way.
By: St. Jerome
I am that prodigal son who wasted all the portion entrusted to me by my father. But I have not yet fallen at my fathers knees. I have not yet begun to put away from me the enticements of my former riotous living.
Be ever engaged, so that whenever the devil calls he may find you occupied.
Let your daughter have first of all the book of Psalms for holiness of heart, and be instructed in the Proverbs of Solomon for her godly life.
Catch, then, O catch the transient hour; Improve each moment as it flies!
Keep doing some kind of work, that the devil may always find you employed.
What good is speed if the brain has oozed out on the way.
Someone may ask, How is justice greater than all the other virtues? The other virtues gratify the one who possesses them; justice does not give pleasure to the one possessing it, but instead pleases others.
Beauty when unadorned is adorned the most.
Haste is of the Devil.
My native land is a slave of heathenism, mens god is their belly, and they live only for the present. The richer a man, the holier.
Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield.
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