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Let none of us entertain the desire for possessions, for what gain is it to acquire those things which we cannot take with us? Why not rather acquire those that we can take: prudence, justice, temperance, fortitude, understanding, charity, love of the poor, faith in Christ, goodness, hospitality? If we obtain these, we shall find them there before us preparing a welcome for us in the land of the meek.
Enough to think that truth can be;
Come sit we where the roses glow;
Indeed he knows not how to know
who knows not also how to unknow.
Truly, I see he that will but stand to the truth, it will carry him out.
Like the monist I plunge into the all-inclusive One. But the one is so perfect that as it receives me and I lose myself in it, I can find in it the ultimate perfection of my own individuality.
A man that has no virtue in himself, ever envies virtue in others, for men’s minds will either feed upon their own good or upon others’ evil, and who lacks the one will prey upon the other.
Why are you attached to any one book, or to the words and ways of one saint when he himself tells you to let them go and walk in simplicity? To hang on to him as if to make a method of him is to contradict him and to go in the opposite direction to the one in which he would have you travel.
All we taste, against all we lack, is like a single drop of water against the whole sea… for we feed upon His Immensity, which we cannot devour, and we yearn after His Infinity, which we cannot attain.
They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
Where belief is painful, we are slow to believe.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
And here I am at last, a very fool, with useless learning curst, no wiser than at first.
Who seeks, and will not take when once ’tis offered, shall never find it more.
Faith is a conviction of the reality of the things which we do not see. Through faith we understand that the world came into being and still exists at the command of God, so that what is seen does not owe its existence to that which is visible.
Epistle to the Hebrews (11, 1-3), Attributed to Paul the Apostle
Learn to know thyself.
Who knows himself, knows his Lord.
The central secret is, therefore, to know that the various passions and feelings and emotions in the human heart are not wrong in themselves; only they have to be carefully controlled and given a higher and higher direction, until they attain the very highest condition of excellence.
And in eternity no mockery will wound the lover because he was foolish enough to make himself a laughing-stock through hoping everything.
Desire spiritual gifts.