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Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.
[Forgiveness]
 

Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.
 

God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.
[Trials]
 

God is best known in not knowing him.
 

God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.
 

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
 

God will not suffer man to have a knowledge of things to come; for if he had prescience of his prosperity, he would be careless; and if understanding of his adversity, he would be despairing and senseless.
 

Grant what thou commandest and then command what thou wilt.
 

Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.
[Habit]
 

Happiness consists in the attainment of our desires, and in our having only right desires.
[Happiness]
 

He fashioned hell for the inquisitive.
 

He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.
 

He that is not jealous is not in love.
[Jealousy]
 

He who created us without our help will not save us without our consent.
 

He who labours, prays.
 

Hear the other side.
 

Humble wedlock is far better than proud virginity.
[Marriage]
 

Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.
 

I found thee not, O Lord, without, because I erred in seeking thee without that wert within.
 

I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.
 


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