Should a man live underground, and there converse with the works of art and mechanism, and should afterwards be brought up into the open day, and see the several glories of the heaven and earth, he would immediately pronounce them the work of such a Being as we define God to be.
In all trouble you should seek God. You should not set Him over against your troubles, but within them. God can only relieve your troubles if you in your anxiety cling to Him. Trouble should not really be thought of as this thing or that in particular, for our whole life on earth involves trouble; a
Things are solved by walking around.
Da mihi castitatem et continentiam, sed noli modo (Give me chastity and continence, but not just yet)!
The Heavenly City outshines Rome beyond comparison. There, instead of victory, is truth; instead of high rank, holiness; instead of peace, felicity; instead of life, eternity,
Between urine and filth we are born.
Late have I loved Thee, O Lord; and behold, Thou wast within and I without, and there I sought Thee. Thou was with me when I was not with Thee. Thou didst call, and cry, and burst my deafness. Thou didst gleam, and glow, and dispell my blindness. Thou didst touch me, and I burned for Thy peace. For
The most venerable, clearly understood, enlightened, and reliable constant in the world is not only that we want to be happy, but that we want only to be so. Our very nature requires it of us.
Keep on adding, keep on walking, keep on progressing: do not delay on the road, do not go back, do not deviate.
Eternity is the now that does not pass away.
The rich are like beasts of burden, carrying treasure all day, and at the night of death unladen; they carry to their grave only the bruises and marks of their toil.
Does God proclaim Himself in the wonders of creation? No. All things proclaim Him, all things speak. Their beauty is the voice by which they announce God, by which they sing, "It is you who made me beautiful, not me myself but you.
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.
Love, and do what you will. If you keep silence, do it out of love. If you cry out, do it out of love. If you refrain from punishing, do it out of love.
The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences. Saint Augus
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. Saint Augustine
Hell was made for the inquisitive.
Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him. Saint Augus
Our rewards in heaven are a result of God's crowning His own gifts.
It is not with respect to our convenience or discomfort, but with respect to their own nature that the creatures are glorifying to their Artificer.