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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

"We ought not to desire ways of serving God which He does not open to us, but rather desire to use what we have rightly." Source: St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life, Random House, Inc., 2002.

2020-03-15T18:21:26-04:00July 31st, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

"Dances and balls are things in themselves indifferent, but the circumstances ordinarily surrounding them have so generally an evil tendency that they become full of temptation and danger." Source: St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life, Random House, Inc., 2002.

2020-03-15T18:21:27-04:00July 25th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

"Do not long after things afar off; such, I mean, as cannot happen till a distant time… these useless wishes take the place of such as I ought to have – namely, to be patient, resigned, self-denying, obedient, gentle under suffering – which are what God requires of me under the circumstances." Source: St. [...]

2020-03-15T18:21:30-04:00July 16th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

"Be sure then often to examine your dealing with your neighbor, whether your heart is right toward him, as you would have his toward you, were things reversed – this is the true test of reason." Source: St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life, Random House, Inc., 2002.

2020-03-15T18:21:32-04:00July 8th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

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. Francis de Sales

"Great occasions for serving God come seldom, but little ones surround us daily; and our Lord Himself has told us that 'he that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much.'" Source: St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life, Random House, Inc., 2002.

2020-03-15T18:21:45-04:00June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

"Take patiently the petty annoyances, the trifling discomforts, the unimportant losses which come upon all of us daily; for by means of these little matters, lovingly and freely accepted, you will give Him your whole heart, and win His.  I mean the acts of daily forbearance, the headache, or toothache, or neighbor, the effort of [...]

2020-03-15T18:21:47-04:00June 13th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

"If you would dance or play rightly, it must be done as a recreation, not as a pursuit, for a brief space of time, not so as to make you unfit for other things, and even then but seldom. If it is a constant habit, recreation becomes an occupation." Source: St. Francis de Sales, [...]

2020-03-15T18:21:49-04:00June 7th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

"Remember how, at the selfsame time, many religious and other devout persons were kneeling before God, praying or praising Him.  Was not their time better spent than yours?" Source: St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life, Random House, Inc., 2002.

2020-03-15T18:21:50-04:00May 31st, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

"The only pleasure in gambling is to win, and this cannot be a satisfactory pleasure, since it can only be enjoyed at the expense of your antagonist." Source: St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life, Random House, Inc., 2002.

2020-03-15T18:21:59-04:00May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales