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Daily Virtue Quote – Thomas a’ Kempis

"Do not be rash in judging the deeds and words of others, and do not entangle yourself in affairs that are not your own. Thus, it will come about that you will be disturbed little and seldom." Source: Thomas a’ Kempis, The Imitation of Christ, Dover Thrift Editions, 1940.

2020-03-15T18:20:18-04:00January 28th, 2018|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – Thomas a’ Kempis

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

"If a word, we are like the Paphlagonian partridge, which has two hearts; for we have a very tender, pitiful, easy heart toward ourselves, and one which is hard, harsh, and strict toward our neighbor. We have two scales, one wherein to measure our own goods to the best advantage, and the other to weigh [...]

2020-03-15T18:21:43-04:00June 30th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Bernard of Clairvaux

"If you have eyes for the shortcomings of your neighbor and not for your own, no feeling of mercy will arise in you but rather indignation.  You will be more ready to judge than to help, to crush in the spirit of anger than to instruct in the spirit of gentleness.  'You who are spiritual, [...]

2020-03-15T18:21:51-04:00May 29th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Daily Virtue Quote – Thomas a’ Kempis

"We take others to task for small mistakes, and overlook greater ones in ourselves.  We are quick to feel and brood over the things we suffer for others, but we think nothing of how much others suffer from us.  If a man would weigh his own deeds fully and rightly, he would find little cause [...]

2020-03-15T18:22:07-04:00April 24th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – Thomas a’ Kempis

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

"From rash judgments proceed mistrust, contempt for others, pride, and self-sufficiency, and numberless other pernicious results, among which stands forth prominently the sin of slander, which is veritable pest of society." Source: St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life, Random House, Inc., 2002.

2020-03-15T18:22:32-04:00March 7th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

"Are we never, then, to judge our neighbor? you ask.  Never, my child.  It is God Who judges criminals brought before a court of law." Source: St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life, Random House, Inc., 2002.

2020-03-15T18:22:36-04:00February 24th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

"When a just man cannot see any excuse for what is done by a person in whose general worth he believes, he still refrains from judging him, and leaves all to God’s Judgment." Source: St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life, Random House, Inc., 2002.

2020-03-15T18:22:38-04:00February 18th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

"And so ought we always to judge our neighbor as charitably as may be; and if his actions are many-sided, we should accept the best." Source: St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life, Random House, Inc., 2002.

2020-03-15T18:22:42-04:00February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

"To pass judgment on another is to usurp shamelessly a prerogative of God, and to condemn is to ruin one’s soul." Source: St. John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent

2020-03-15T18:22:50-04:00January 28th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

"I have rebuked people who were engaged in slander, and, in self-defense, these evildoers claimed to be acting out of love and concern for the victim of their slander. My answer to that was to say: 'Then stop that kind of love, or else you will be making a liar out of him who declared, [...]

2020-03-15T18:22:55-04:00January 12th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus