When large numbers of people share their joy in common, the happiness of each is greater because each adds fuel to the other's flame.
Two cities have been formed by two loves: the earthly by the love of self; the heavenly by the love of God.
I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him.
God grants us not always what we ask so as to bestow something preferable.
Two loves have made two different cities: self-love hath made a terrestrial city, which rises in contempt of God; and Divine Love hath made a celestial one, which rises in contempt of self. The former glories in itself - the latter in God.
I acknowledge Thee, Lord of heaven and earth, and praise Thee for my first rudiments of being, and my infancy, whereof I remember nothing; for Thou hast appointed that man should from others guess much as to himself; and believe much on the strength of weak females.
A Christian should be an Alleluia from head to foot
This world's a bubble.
What art Thou then, my God? what, but the Lord God? For who is Lord but the Lord? or who is God save our God? Most highest, most good, most potent, most omnipotent; most merciful, yet most just; most hidden, yet most present; most beautiful, yet most strong; stable, yet incomprehensible; unchangeabl
To my God a heart of flame; To my fellow man a heart of love; To myself a heart of steel.
He fashioned hell for the inquisitive.
It is better to be cured in the Church than to be cut off from this Body as incurable ... for, as long as the member is still attached to the Body, his cure is not beyond hope, but when he has been cut off, he can neither be treated nor cured.
It is impossible that there should be inhabitants on the opposite side of the Earth, since no such race is recorded by Scripture among the descendants of Adam.
Let your old age be childlike, and your childhood like old age; that is, so that neither may your wisdom be with pride, nor your humility without wisdom.
Though in the order of nature angels rank above men, yet, by scale of justice, good men are of greater value than bad angels.
Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breath
In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty.
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe. 1
If bodies please thee, praise God on occasion of them, and turn back thy love upon their Maker; lest in these things which please thee, thou displease. If souls please thee, be they loved in God: for they too are mutable, but in Him they are firmly established.
Justice being taken away, then, what are kingdoms but great robberies? For what are robberies themselves, but little kingdoms.
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery? Saint Augus
Love, and do what you like.
You aspire to great things? Begin with little ones.
Understanding is the wages of faith.
My mother spoke of Christ to my father, by her feminine and childlike virtues, and, after having borne his violence without a murmur or complaint, gained him at the close of his life to Christ.
Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.
You are what you love.
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.
AugustineThe wounds of a friend are better than the kisses of an enemy. To love with sternness is better than to deceive with gentleness.... In Luke [14:23] it is written: "Compel people to come in!" By threats of the wrath of God, the Father draws souls to his Son.
God provides the wind, Man must raise the sail.