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" Blessedness consists in the accomplishment of our desires, and in our having only regular desires. "
" It seems to me that an unjust law is no law at all. "
" Don't you believe that there is in man a deep so profound as to be hidden even to him in whom it is? "
" Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation. "
" Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature. "
" If I am given a formula, and I am ignorant of its meaning, it cannot teach me anything, but if I already know it what does the formula teach me? "
" Patience is the companion of wisdom. "
" He fashioned hell for the inquisitive. "
" Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart. "
" Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again. "
" Love, and do what you like. "
" This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections. "
" The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. "
" I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him. "
" By faithfulness we are collected and wound up into unity within ourselves, whereas we had been scattered abroad in multiplicity. "
" There is no possible source of evil except good. "
" He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king. "
" Punishment is justice for the unjust. "
" What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know. "
" Love is the beauty of the soul. "
" Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act. "
" Oh Lord, give me chastity, but do not give it yet. "
" Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked. "
" Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. "
" Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. "
" God is best known in not knowing him. "
" It is not the punishment but the cause that makes the martyr. "
" The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences. "
" If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times. "
" Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand. "
" Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you. "