Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are?
There is nothing so fleeting as the memory of benefits received.
I more fear what is within me than what comes from without.
The reproduction of mankind is a great marvel and mystery. Had God consulted me in the matter, I should have advised him to continue the generation of the species by fashioning them out of clay.
One who imitates what is bad always goes beyond his model; while one who imitates what is good always comes up short of it.
Let no one trust so entirely to natural prudence as to persuade himself that it will suffice to guide him without help from experience.
If you attempt certain things at the right time, they are easy to accomplish – in fact, they almost get done by themselves. If you undertake them before the time is right, not only will they fail, but they will often become impossible to accomplish even when the time would have been right.
Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.
There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.