Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is not quiet until it rests in Thee.
In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery
God is not what you imagine or what you think you understand. If you understand you have failed.
Women should not be enlightened or educated in any way. They should, in fact, be segregated as they are the cause of hideous and involuntary erections in holy men.
Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.
Men go abroad to admire the heights of mountains, the mighty billows of the sea, the broad tides of rivers, the compass of the ocean, and the circuits of the stars, and pass themselves by.
People travel to marvel at the mountains, seas, rivers and stars and they pass right by themselves without astonishment.
Lord, Make me chaste, but not yet
We make ourselves a ladder out of our vices if we trample the vices themselves underfoot.
The purpose of all wars...is peace.
For, were it not good that evil things should also exist, the omnipotent God would almost certainly not allow evil to be, since beyond doubt it is just as easy for Him not to allow what He does not will, as for Him to do what He will.
The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and confine man in the bonds of Hell
He cannot have God for his Father who will not have the Church for his mother.
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
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.
You aspire to great things Begin with little ones.
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.
Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
I would not believe in the Gospel if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so
Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.
God will not suffer man to have a knowledge of things to come for if he had prescience of his prosperity, he would be careless and if understanding of his adversity, he would be despairing and senseless
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.
The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences.
We are certainly in a common class with the beasts every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain
The world's verdict is conclusive.