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Jacques Benigne Bossuet Quotes

French bishop
(1627 - 1704)

Honor is like the eye, which cannot suffer the least impurity without damage. - It is a precious stone, the price of which is lessened by a single flaw.

O death! We thank thee for the light that thou wilt shed upon our ignorance.

The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.

The spirit of the world has four kinds of spirits diametrically opposed to charity, resentment, aversion, jealousy, and indifferences.

The worst of enemies are flatterers, and the worst of flatterers are pleasures.

Thirty years of our Lord's life are hidden in these words of the gospel: "He was subject unto them."