My Favorite Quotes
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 Saint Bernard of Clairvaux - “Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts, Thou fount of life, thou Light of men, From the best bliss that earth imparts We turn unfilled to Thee again. We taste Thee, O Thou living Bread, And long to feast upon Thee still We drink of Thee, the Fountainhead, And thirst our souls from Thee to fill. O Jesus, ever with us stay, Make all our moments calm and bright Chase the dark night of sin away, Shed o'er the world Thy holy light.”
 Saint Bernard of Clairvaux - “You wish to see listen. Hearing is a step toward Vision.”
 Saint Bernard of Clairvaux - “What I know of the divine science and Holy Scriptures, I learnt in woods and fields.”
 Saint Bernard of Clairvaux - “I do a great wrong in His sight, when I beseech Him that He will hear my prayer, which as I give utterance to it, I do not hear myself. I entreat Him that He will think of me but I regard neither myself nor Him. Nay, what is worse, turning over corrupt and evil thoughts in mine heart, I thrust a dreadful offensiveness into His presence.”
 Saint Bernard of Clairvaux - “It is no great thing to be humble when you are brought low but to be humble when you are praised is a great and rare attainment.”
 Saint Bernard of Clairvaux - “If the appetite alone hath sinned, let it alone fast, and it sufficeth. But if the other members also have sinned, why should they not fast, too.... Let the eye fast from strange sights and from every wantonness, so that that which roamed in freedom in fault-doing may, abundantly humbled, be checked by penitence. Let the ear, blameably eager to listen, fast from tales and rumors, and from whatsoever is of idle import, and tendeth least to salvation. Let the tongue fast from slanders and murmurings, and from useless, vain, and scurrilous words, and sometimes also, in the seriousness of silence, even from things which may seem of essential import. Let the hand abstain from ... all toils which are not imperatively necessary. But also let the soul herself abstain from all evils and from acting out her own will. For without such abstinence the other things find no favor with the Lord.”
 Bernard of Clairvaux - “Prayer is a virtue that prevaileth against all temptations.”