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With all this wide and beautiful creation before me the restless soul longs to enjoy its liberty and rest beyond its bound.
Learn to self-conquest persevere thus for a time and you will perceive very clearly the advantage which you gain from it.
Let us remember that within us there is a palace of immense magnificence.
I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible.
From silly devotions and from sour-faced saints good Lord deliver us.
The best thing must be to flee from all to the All.
Trust God that you are where you are meant to be.
How is it Lord that we are cowards in everything save in opposing thee?
To argue over who is the more noble is nothing more than to dispute whether dirt is better for making bricks or for making mortar.
The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit.
Holy church-that mother who is also a queen because she is a king's bride.
Authentic prayer changes us, unmasks us, strips us, indicates where growth is needed.
How is it Lord that we are cowards in everything save in opposing Thee?
Let nothing disturb thee Let nothing affright thee All things are passing God changeth never.
However much we do to avoid them we shall never lack crosses in this life if we are in the ranks of the Crucified.
To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience.
It is only mercenaries who expect to be paid by the day.
Christ has no body now but mine. He prays in me, works in me, looks through my eyes, speaks through my words, works through my hands, walks with my feet and loves with my heart.
Pain is never permanent.
I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him.
May God protect me from gloomy saints.
What value is there in faith without works? And what are they worth if they are not united to the merits of Jesus Christ, our only good?
To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that.
It is no small misfortune and disgrace that, through our own fault, we neither understand our nature nor our origin.
Whoever has not begun the practice of prayer, I beg for the love of the Lord not to go without so great a good. There is nothing here to fear but only something to desire.
All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted.
God has been very good to me, for I never dwell upon anything wrong which a person has done, so as to remember it afterwards. If I do remember it, I always see some other virtue in that person.
Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.
It constantly happens that the Lord permits a soul to fall so that it may grow humbler.
More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.
Life is to life in such a way that we are not afraid to die.
God prefers your health and your obedience to your penance.
To have courage for whatever comes in life-everything lies in that.
To wish to act like angels while we are still in this world is nothing but folly.
Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.
Don't be curious of matters that don't concern you never speak of them and don't ask about them.
The saints rejoiced at injuries and persecutions because in forgiving them they had something to present to God when they prayed to Him.
Patient endurance attends to all things.
For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.
Let nothing disturb you nothing frighten you all things are passing God never changes.
We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can - namely, surrender our will and fulfill God's will in us.
Let him never cease from prayer who has once begun it be his life ever so wicked for prayer is the way to amend it and without prayer such amendment will be much more difficult.