Daily quotes on developing virtue from Saints, Popes and others.
"Macedonius explained to me, lowly that I am, why he had voluntarily adopted a humbled life of this kind. 'I have never felt such absence of conflict within me, such sweetness of divine light, as now,' he said." -St. John Climacus
"No earthly happiness would be permanent or thorough if it were not associated with a good conscience." -Ven. Fulton Sheen
"The vow of obedience consummates the sacrifice of the religious. It is the essential vow of religion. It alone might suffice, for it eminently comprises the others. It perfects the holocaust begun by poverty in the goods of fortune, and continued by chastity in those of the body, by offering to God the liberty, the [...]
"True humility lies in obedience and the most literal compliance with His Will!" -St. Francis de Sales
"But let us all by God's grace run the race of chastity, young men and maidens, old men and children ; not going after wantonness, but praising the name of Christ. Let us not be ignorant of the glory of chastity: for its crown is angelic, and its excellence above man." -St. Cyril of Jerusalem
"Your chief desire ought to be to slay your selfish will so that it neither seeks nor wants anything but to follow [God's] gentle Truth, Christ crucified, by seeking the honor and glory of [His] name and the salvation of souls." -St. Catherine of Siena
"Everything has its origin in God’s love, everything is shaped by it, everything is directed towards it. Love is God’s greatest gift to humanity, it is his promise and our hope." -Pope Benedict XVI
"Levity is an act; joy, a habit." -Ven. Fulton Sheen
"That all possible kinds of mortification, if they were void of the love of God, could not efface a single sin." -Brother Lawrence
"All this anger and irritation against one's self fosters pride, and springs entirely from self-love, which is disturbed and fretter by its own imperfections. What we want is a quiet steady, firm displeasure at our own faults." Source: St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life, Random House, Inc., 2002.