The best perfection of a religious man is to do common things in a perfect manner.
For the nearer any one approaches to God, the more he is illuminated, and therefore the more clearly does he see the majesty and mercy of God.
Let us not believe that it is enough to read without unction, to speculate without devotion, to investigate without wonder, to observe without joy, to act without godly zeal, to know without love, to understand without humility, to strive without divine grace, or to reflect as a mirror without divinely inspired wisdom.
Though a superior is rather to be loved, yet by the insolent he ought to be feared.
Come, let us give a little time to folly … and even in a melancholy day let us find time for an hour of pleasure.
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