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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Faustina

“She (Blessed Virgin Mary) said, 'The soul’s true greatness is in loving God and in humbling oneself in His presence, completely forgetting oneself and believing oneself to be nothing, because the Lord is great, but He is well-pleased only with the humble, He always opposes the proud.'" -St. Faustina relaying the words of the Blessed [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

"The source and companion of obedience is humility.  But disobedience comes from pride, which in turn comes from selfish love for oneself and deprives one of humility." Source: St. Catherine of Siena, The Dialogue, Paulist Press, 1980 The Dialogue was dictated by Catherine over a period of five days. Three scribes worked to keep [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. John Climacus

"Freedom from anger is an endless wish for dishonor, whereas among the vainglorious there is a limitless thirst for praise.  Freedom from anger is a triumph over one’s nature.  It is the ability to be impervious to insults, and comes by hard work and the sweat of one’s brow." Source: St. John Climacus, The [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Teresa of Avila

"The chief object of the devil’s work on earth is to fill us with pride." Source: Saint Teresa of Avila, The Way of Perfection, Dover Thrift Editions, 2012.

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Daily Virtue Quote – Ven. Fulton Sheen

"The ego is always insatiable, if it is in command; no indulgences and no honors quiet its craving, either for 'madder music and for a stronger wine,' or for the heady delights of testimonial dinners and 72-point headlines." Source: Ven. Fulton J. Sheen, Way to Happiness, St. Pauls, 1998.

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Augustine

"Pious humility enables us to submit to what is above us; and nothing is more exalted above us than God; and therefore humility, by making us subject to God, exalts us. But pride, being a defect of nature, by the very act of refusing subjection and revolting from Him who is supreme, falls to a [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

"For all of the vices are born of selfishness because it is from selfishness that the principal vice, pride, is born. Those who are proud are bereft of any loving charity, and their pride is the source of impurity and avarice." Source: St. Catherine of Siena, The Dialogue, Paulist Press, 1980

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Augustine

"And what is the origin of our evil will but pride? For 'pride is the beginning of sin.' (Eccl. 10.13) And what is pride but the craving for undue exaltation?" Source: St. Augustine, City of God

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

"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.

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Faustina

"How can one be pleasing to God when one is inflated with pride and self-love under the pretense of striving for God’s glory, while in fact one is seeking one’s own glory? When I see such a thing, it gives me very great pain." Source: St. Faustina, Diary: Divine Mercy in My Soul [...]

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