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Virtue Quote: St. Francis de Sales

"I would not affect either folly or wisdom; for just as humility deters me from pretending to be wise, so simplicity and straightforwardness deter me from pretending to be foolish; and just as vanity is opposed to humility, so all affection and pretense are opposed to honesty and simplicity." -St. Francis de Sales

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Virtue Quote: St. Francis de Sales

"The proud man who trusts in himself may well undertake nothing, but the humble man is all the braver that he knows his own helplessness, and his courage waxes in proportion to his low opinion of himself, because all his trust is in God, Who delights to show forth His Power in our weakness, His [...]

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Virtue Quote: St. Francis de Sales

"A really humble man would rather that someone else called him worthless and good-for-nothing, than say so of himself; at all events, if such things are said, he does not contradict them, but acquiesces contentedly, for it is his own opinion." -St. Francis de Sales

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Virtue Quote: St. Francis de Sales

"True humility lies in obedience and the most literal compliance with His Will!" -St. Francis de Sales

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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. Francis de Sales

"Nevertheless, there is a difference between humility and abjection; for abjection is the poverty, vileness, and littleness which exist in us, without our taking heed to them; but humility implies a real knowledge and voluntary recognition of that abjection.ÿ And the highest point of humility consists in not merely acknowledging one's abjection, but in taking [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

"I would not affect either folly or wisdom; for just as humility deters me from pretending to be wise, so simplicity and straightforwardness deter me from pretending to be foolish; and just as vanity is opposed to humility, so all affection and pretense are opposed to honesty and simplicity." Source:ÿ St. Francis de Sales, [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

"The proud man who trusts in himself may well undertake nothing, but the humble man is all the braver that he knows his own helplessness, and his courage waxes in proportion to his low opinion of himself, because all his trust is in God, Who delights to show forth His Power in our weakness, His [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

"A really humble man would rather that someone else called him worthless and good-for-nothing, than say so of himself; at all events, if such things are said, he does not contradict them, but acquiesces contentedly, for it is his own opinion." Source:ÿ St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life, Random House, Inc., [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

True humility lies in obedience and the most literal compliance with His Will! Source: ÿSt. Francis de Sales,ÿIntroduction to the Devout Life, Random House, Inc., 2002.

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