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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Augustine

"Now, of all goods, spiritual or bodily, there is none at all to compare with virtue. For virtue makes a good use of both of itself and of all other goods in which lies man’s happiness; and where it is absent, no matter how many good things a man has, they are not for his [...]

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Daily Eucharist Quote – St. Thomas Aquinas

"Augustine says in his book on the Sentences of Prosper (Lanfranc, De Corp. et Sang. Dom. xiii): 'Under the species which we behold, of bread and wine, we honor invisible things, i.e. flesh and blood.'" Source:  St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Augustine

"Vices do not submit without a struggle.  For however well one maintains the conflict, and however thoroughly he has subdued these enemies, there steals in some evil thing, which, if it does not find ready expression in act, slips out by the lips, or insinuates itself into the thought; and therefore his peace is not [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Augustine

"The safe and true way to heaven is made by humility, which lifts up the heart to the Lord, not against Him." Source: St. Augustine, City of God

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Augustine

"All sin is a lie. For no sin is committed save by that desire or will by which we desire that it be well with us, and shrink from it being ill with us.  That, therefore, is a lie which we do in order that it may be well with us, but which makes us [...]

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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. 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. Augustine

"But by the precept He gave, God commended obedience, which is, in a sort, the mother and guardian of all the virtues in the reasonable creature, which was so created that submission is advantageous to it, while the fulfillment of its own will in preference to the Creator’s is destruction." Source: St. Augustine, City [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Augustine

"The will, therefore, is then truly free, when it is not the slave of vices and sins. Such was it given us by God; and this being lost by its own fault, can only be restored by Him who was able to at first to give it." Source: St. Augustine, City of God [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Augustine

"For if we look at the matter a little more carefully, we shall see that even when a man dies faithfully and laudably for the truth’s sake, it is still death he is avoiding… He submits to the separation of soul and body, lest the soul be separated both from God and from the body, [...]

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