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By Anonym 13 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

During the night we must wait for the light.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Big fires flare up in a wind, but little ones are blown out unless they are carried in under cover.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

We do not very often come across opportunities for exercising strength, magnanimity, or magnificence; but gentleness, temperance, modesty, and humility, are graces which ought to colour everything we do. There may be virtues of a more exalted mould, but... these are the most continually called for in daily life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Those who commit these types of scandals are guility of the spiritual equivalent of murder, but I, here among you to prevent something far worst for you. While those who give scandal are guilty of the spiritual equivalent of murder, those who take scandal- who allow scandals to destroy faith- are guilty of spiritual suicide.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

The enemy often tries to make us attempt and start many projects so that we will be overwhelmed with too many tasks, and therefore achieve nothing and leave everything unfinished. Sometimes he even suggests the wish to undertake some excellent work that he foresees we will never accomplish. This is to distract us from the prosecution of some less excellent work that we would have easily completed. He does not care how many plans and beginnings we make, provided nothing is finished.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Those who love to be feared fear to be loved, and they themselves are more afraid than anyone, for whereas other men fear only them, they fear everyone.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Do not look forward to the changes and chances of this life in fear; rather look to them with full hope that, as they arise, God, whose you are, will deliver you out of them. He is your keeper. He has kept you hitherto. Do you but hold fast to his dear hand, and he will lead you safely through all things; and, when you cannot stand, he will bear you in his arms. Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow. Our Father will either shield you from suffering, or he will give you strength to bear it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

It is wonderful how attractive a gentle, pleasant manner is, and how much it wins hearts.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Consider the pains which martyrs have endured, and think how even now many people are bearing afflictions beyond all measure greater than yours, and say, "Of a truth my trouble is comfort, my torments are but roses as compared to those whose life is a continual death, without solace, or aid or consolation, borne down with a weight of grief tenfold greater than mine.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Make sickness itself a prayer.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

It is to those who have the most need of us that we ought to show our love more especially.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Fear is a greater evil than evil itself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Every moment comes to us pregnant with a command from God, only to pass on and plunge into eternity, there to remain forever what we have made of it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

We are sometimes so busy being good angels that we neglect to be good men and women.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself. I mean do not be disheartened by your imperfections, but always rise up with fresh courage

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

One of the most evil dispositions possible is that which satirizes and turns everything to ridicule. God abhors this vice, and has sometimes punished it in a marked manner

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Strive to see God in all things without exception. Do not smother yourself...If you start smothering yourself with a host of cares and longings and wishes ... you will be disabling yourself from serving God with all your heart.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just so, you learn to love by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

He who complains, sins.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

True humility scarcely ever utters words of humility.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Naturally we all have an inclination to command, and a great aversion to obey; and yet it is certain that it is more for our good to obey than to command; hence perfect souls have always had a great affection for obedience, and have found all their joy and comfort in it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

While extremely sensitive as to the slightest approach to slander, you must also guard against an extreme into which some people fall, who, in their desire to speak evil of no one, actually uphold and speak well of vice.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Let is walk ... joyously, dear souls, among the difficulties of this passing life ... These pains will have an end when our life ends, after which there will be only joy, only contentment, only eternal consolation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

What we need is a cup of understanding, a barrel of love, and an ocean of patience.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

There is nothing as strong as tenderness, And nothing as tender as true strength.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Let us run to Mary, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

We must fear God out of love, not love Him out of fear.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

I recommend to you holy simplicity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Without a doubt, one of the things which keeps us from attaining perfection is our tongue. When one has reached the point of no longer committing faults in speech, he has surely reached perfection, as was said by the Holy Spirit. The worst defect in talking is talking too much. Hence, in speech be brief and virtuous, brief and gentle, brief and simple, brief and charitable, brief and amiable.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

The greatest method of praying is to pray the Rosary.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Pride dies 20 minutes after death.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Take care of your health, that it may serve you to serve God.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Don't sow your desires in someone else's garden; just cultivate your own as best you can; don't long to be other than what you are, but desire to be thoroughly what you are. Direct your thoughts to being very good at that and to bearing the crosses, little or great, that you will find there. Believe me, this is the most important and least understood point to the spiritual life. We all love according to what is our taste; few people like what is according to their duty or to God's liking. What is the use of building castles in Spain when we have to live in France?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

If, when stung by slander or ill-nature, we wax proud and swell with anger, it is a proof that our gentleness and humility are unreal, and mere artificial show.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

It is right that you should begin again every day. There is no better way to complete the spiritual life than to be ever beginning it over again.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Charity and devotion differ no more, the one from the other, than the flame from the fire.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

While I am busy with little things, I am not required to do greater things.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

God requires a faithful fulfillment of the merest trifle given us to do, rather than the most ardent aspiration to things to which we are not called.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Work hard every day at increasing your purity of heart, which consists in appraising things and weighing them in the balance of God's will.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Humor is the foundation of reconciliation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Obedience is a consecration of the heart, chastity of the body, and poverty of all worldly goods to the Love and Service of God. Blessed indeed are the obedient, for God will never permit them to go astray.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then, put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations, and say continually: 'The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart has trusted in Him and I am helped. He is not only with me but in me and I in Him.'

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

A heart-memory is better than a mere head-memory. Better to carry away a little of the love of Christ in our souls, than if we were able to repeat every word of every sermon we ever heard.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

Faith is like a bright ray of sun light. It enables us to see God in all things as well as all things in God.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

All of us can attain to Christian virtue and holiness, no matter in what condition of life we live and no matter what our life work may be.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

It is the mark of a mean, vulgar and ignoble spirit to dwell on the thought of food before meal times or worse to dwell on it afterwards, to discuss it and wallow in the remembered pleasures of every mouthful. Those whose minds dwell before dinner on the spit, and after on the dishes, are fit only to be scullions.