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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. Faustina

"I turned myself over to the vain things of life, paying no attention to the call of grace, although my soul found no satisfaction in any of these things. The incessant call of grace caused me much anguish; I tried, however, to stifle it with amusements. Interiorly, I shunned God, turning with all my heart [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

"Examine from time to time what are the dominant passions of your soul, and having ascertained this, mold your life, so that in thought, word, and deed you may as far as possible counteract them. For instance, if you know that you are disposed to be vain, reflect often upon the emptiness of this earthly [...]

December 12th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Peter Julian Eymard

"The two actions must be joined and never separated, filling our soul with love by prayer, and purifying ourselves exteriorly by mortification. It is easy to say, 'I love God,' but if this word is not followed by mortification, it is vain and unfounded. Self-love has quickly taken the place of the love of God." [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – Thomas a’ Kempis

"This is the great wisdom – to seek the kingdom of heaven through contempt of the world. It is vanity, therefore, to seek and trust in riches that perish. It is vanity also to court honor and to be puffed up with pride. It is vanity to follow the lusts of the body and to [...]

September 8th, 2016|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – Thomas a’ Kempis

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Cyril of Jerusalem

"Let all vain ornament be banished, and every hurtful glance, and all wanton gait, and every flowing robe, and perfume enticing to pleasure. But in all for perfume let there be the prayer of sweet odour, and the practice of good works, and the sanctification of our bodies: that the Virgin-born Lord may say even [...]

April 27th, 2016|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Cyril of Jerusalem

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:  St. Francis de Sales, [...]

March 18th, 2016|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Francis de Sales