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If you purify your soul of attachment to and desire for things, you will understand them spiritually. If you deny your appetite for them, you will enjoy their truth, understanding what is certain in them.


Saint John of the Cross

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SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.
SAINT TERESA OF AVILA
Anyone who truly loves God travels securely.
SAINT TERESA OF AVILA
If Christ Jesus dwells in a man as his friend and noble leader, that man can endure all things, for ...
SAINT TERESA OF AVILA
Those who give themselves to prayer should in a special manner have always a devotion to St. Joseph;...
SAINT TERESA OF AVILA
Whenever we think of Christ, we should recall the love that led Him to bestow on us so many graces a...
SAINT TERESA OF AVILA
In a state of grace, the soul is like a well of limpid water, from which flow only streams of cleare...
SAINT TERESA OF AVILA
More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.
SAINT TERESA OF AVILA
All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted.
SAINT TERESA OF AVILA
I thought of the soul as resembling a castle, formed of a single diamond or a very transparent cryst...
SAINT TERESA OF AVILA
What friends or kindred can be so close and intimate as the powers of our soul, which, whether we wi...
SAINT TERESA OF AVILA
If God should desire to raise us to the position of one who is an intimate and shares his secrets, w...
SAINT TERESA OF AVILA
Nothing can be compared to the great beauty and capabilities of a soul; however keen our intellects ...
SAINT TERESA OF AVILA
Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Grant what thou commandest and then command what thou wilt.
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
I found thee not, O Lord, without, because I erred in seeking thee without that wert within.
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Love, and do what thou wilt: whether thou hold thy peace, through love hold thy peace; whether thou ...
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and ...
SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI
It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.
SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI
The custom of speaking to God Almighty as freely as with a slave - caring nothing whether the words ...
SAINT TERESA OF AVILA
The trouble is that everyone talks about reforming others and no one thinks about reforming himself.
SAINT PETER OF ALCANTARA
Not to hurt our humble brethren (the animals) is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not en...
SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI
We should always be prepared so as never to err to believe that what I see as white is black, if the...
SAINT IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA
Let us consider the glorious Saint Paul: it seems that no other name fell from his lips than that of...
SAINT TERESA OF AVILA
I don't know what heavy penance I would not have gladly undertaken rather than practice prayer.
SAINT TERESA OF AVILA
While the soul is in mortal sin, nothing can profit it; none of its good works merit an eternal rewa...
SAINT TERESA OF AVILA
It is, therefore, a great source of virtue for the practiced mind to learn, bit by bit, first to cha...
HUGH OF SAINT-VICTOR
Only children simply accept the fact that their parents have the right to make choices for them. Eve...
THE MIRROR OF MAYBE
It's a metaphor for our culture. This is where we get a lot of images we use in popular culture.
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Professor Marvel: Professor Marvel never guesses. He knows!
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Close you eyes and tap your heels together three times. And think to yourself, there's no place like...
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Eye Contact: A method utilized by a single woman to communicate to a man that she is interested in ...
THE DICTIONARY OF DATING
Nature is under control but not disturbed.
BEATRIX OF THE NETHERLANDS
I'm sorry I brought this upon you, my boy. I'm sorry you must carry this burden. I'm sorry for every...
LORD OF THE RINGS
I can avoid being seen if I wish, but to disappear entirely, that is a rare gift.
LORD OF THE RINGS
I'm sorry I brought this upon you, my boy. I'm sorry you must carry this burden. I'm sorry for every...
LORD OF THE RINGS
Instead of a Dark Lord, you would have a queen, not dark but beautiful and terrible as the dawn! Tem...
LORD OF THE RINGS
celebrate the nerd within me.
THE WIZARD OF OZ
All that is gold does not glitter Not all those who wander are lost The old who are strong do not wh...
LORD OF THE RINGS
Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.
THE WIZARD OF OZ
The mines are no place for a pony, even one so brave as Bill. Bye-bye Bill.
LORD OF THE RINGS
I'm on my third Mrs. Potts' costume,'' Treglown said.
THE WIZARD OF OZ
So you have chosen.....Death.
LORD OF THE RINGS
...But the hearts of men are easily corrupted... And the ring of power has a will of its own.
LORD OF THE RINGS
Wicked,
THE WIZARD OF OZ
The Bad Pants Open has become a tradition at Indian Lakes Resort, ... It's the only golf outing in w...
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Wizard of Oz: You people should consider yourselves lucky that I'm granting you an audience tomorrow...
THE WIZARD OF OZ
That's the scary part. I didn't know if I should smile, crack up, scream or run.
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Over the Rainbow.
THE WIZARD OF OZ
From the Kindle Book Reflections in the Mirror of Life:
“In a slum somewhere in India
As...
THE PROPHET OF LIFE
I like half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as y...
LORD OF THE RINGS
They will find the Ring, and kill the one who carries it.
LORD OF THE RINGS
Depend not on another, but lean instead on thyself...True happiness is born of self-reliance.
THE LAWS OF MANU
I realize that much will be asked of me, yet I am resolved to accept it as a great and splendid task...
BEATRIX OF THE NETHERLANDS
You will never find that life for which you are looking. When the gods created man they allotted to ...
THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH
Dorothy: Don't be silly, Toto. Scarecrows don't talk.
THE WIZARD OF OZ