The wind of God is always blowing… but you must hoist your sail.
If we were faultless we should not be so much annoyed by the defects of those with whom we associate.
True prayer is only another name for the love of God. Its excellence does not consist in the multitude of our words; for our Father knoweth what things we have need of before we ask...
Nothing is more despicable than a professional talker who uses his words as a quack uses his remedies.
Silence promotes the presence of God, prevents many harsh and proud words, and suppresses many dangers in the way of ridiculing or harshly judging our neighbors … If you are faithful in keeping silence when...
Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind.
Little faults become great, and even monstrous in our eyes, in proportion as the pure light of God increases in us; just as the sun in rising, reveals the true dimensions of objects which were...
Little opportunities should be improved.
Those who correct others should watch for the Holy Spirit to go ahead of them and touch a person’s heart. Learn to imitate Him who reproves gently. . . .When you become outraged over a...
There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to...
Let the water flow beneath the bridge; let men be men, that is to say, weak, vain, inconstant, unjust, false, and presumptuous; let the world be the world still; you cannot prevent it. Let every...
Children are excellent observers, and will often perceive your slightest defects. In general, those who govern children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves.
All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.
A good historian is timeless; although he is a patriot, he will never flatter his country in any respect.
What then are we afraid of? Can we have too much of God? Is it a misfortune to be freed from the heavy yoke of the world, and to bear the light burden of Jesus...
All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.
All wars are civil wars because all men are brothers… Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born.
Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul. They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half.
Peace does not dwell in outward things but within the soul; we may preserve it in the midst of the bitterest pain, if our will remains firm and submissive. Peace in this life springs from...
Genuine good taste consists in saying much in few words, in choosing among our thoughts, in having order and arrangement in what we say, and in speaking with composure.
Children are very nice observers, and they will often perceive our slightest defects. It general those who govern children forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves.
Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others.
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