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The purpose of all war is peace.
 

The soul, which is spirit, can not dwell in dust; it is carried along to dwell in the blood.
 

The spiritual virtue of a sacrament is like light; although it passes among the impure, it is not polluted.
 

The sufficiency of my merit is to know that my merit is not sufficient.
[Humility]
 

The verdict of the world is conclusive.
 

The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences.
 

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
 

The world is a great book, of which they who never stir from home read only a page.
 

There is no possible source of evil except good.
 

There is one case of death-bed repentance recorded, that of the penitent thief, that none should despair; and only one that none should presume.
[Repentance]
 

There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart.
 

This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfection.
[Perfection]
 

This world's a bubble.
 

Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is not quiet until it rests in Thee.
 

Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty.
[Art]
 

To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it.
 

To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
 

To seek the highest good is to live well.
 

Trust not the world, for it never payeth what it promiseth.
[World]
 

We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.
[Action]
 


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