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Whenever you begin any good work you should first of all make a most pressing appeal to Christ our Lord to bring it to perfection.
Listen and attend with the ear of your heart.
Be careful to be gentle, lest in removing the rust, you break the whole instrument.
The first degree of humility is prompt obedience.
He should first show them in deeds rather than words all that is good and holy.
There is nothing better to display the truth in an excellent light, than a clear and simple statement of facts.
Prayer ought to be short and pure, unless it be prolonged by the inspiration of Divine grace.
Before all, and above all, attention shall be paid to the care of the sick, so that they shall be served as if they were Christ Himself.
Run while you have the light of life!
The first step of humility is unhesitating obedience which comes naturally to those who cherish Christ above all.
Idleness is the enemy of the soul; and therefore the brethren ought to be employed in manual labor at certain times, at others, in devout reading.
It is time now for us to rise from sleep.
Girded with faith and the performance of good works, let us follow in his [Jesus] paths by the guidance of the Gospel.
And let them first pray together, that so they may associate in peace.
It is useless to subdue the flesh by abstinence, unless one gives up his irregular life, and abandons vices which defile his soul.
To attribute to God, and not to self, whatever good one sees in oneself; but to recognize always that the evil is one's own doing, and to impute it on one's self.
Then are they truly monks when they live by the labor of their hands.
He who has ears for hearing, let him listen
The sleepy like to make excuses.
Idleness is an enemy of the soul.