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In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign.... Secondly, a just cause.... Thirdly ... a rightful intention.


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I have no doubt concerning that Supreme Goodness, who is so eager to share His blessings, or of that...
SAINT IGNATIUS
I partly know why I have not led a perfect life like other believers. But I avow to my Lord, and I d...
SAINT PATRICK
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
To Carthage I came, where there sang all around my ears a cauldron of unholy loves.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Not the punishment but the cause makes the martyr.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Liberated from the error of pagan tradition through the benevolence and loving kindness of the good ...
SAINT BASIL
Let there be a door to thy mouth, that it may be shut when need arises, and let it be carefully barr...
SAINT AMBROSE
As we were baptized, so we profess our belief. As we profess our belief, so also we offer praise. As...
SAINT BASIL
I most certainly believe that it is the gift of God that I am what I am. And so I dwell amongst barb...
SAINT PATRICK
Bind up thy words that they run not riot, and grow wanton, and gather up sins for themselves in too ...
SAINT AMBROSE
When Ignatius understood that God did not wish him to remain at Jerusalem, he began to consider what...
SAINT IGNATIUS
I plainly told them, 'Be ye sincerely converted, and with your whole heart, to the Lord our God,...
SAINT PATRICK
Nothing escapes God's knowledge. This is proved by the witness of the Scriptures and the analogy...
SAINT AMBROSE
It is proper to ask for sorrow with Christ in sorrow, anguish with Christ in anguish, tears and deep...
SAINT IGNATIUS
Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of ...
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Above all, remember that God looks for solid virtues in us, such as patience, humility, obedience, a...
SAINT IGNATIUS
Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do, it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all hu...
SAINT BASIL
Just as we would have no need of the farmer's labor and toil if we were living amid the delights...
SAINT BASIL
Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
The line, often adopted by strong men in controversy, of justifying the means by the end.
SAINT JEROME
No athlete is crowned but in the sweat of his brow.
SAINT JEROME
An unstable pilot steers a leaking ship, and the blind is leading the blind straight to the pit. The...
SAINT JEROME
A fat paunch never breeds fine thoughts.
SAINT JEROME
Total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfection.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Nothing is so much to be shunned as sex relations.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
The greatest evil is physical pain.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
The safest and most suitable form of penance seems to be that which causes pain in the flesh but doe...
SAINT IGNATIUS
Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors?
SAINT BASIL
To seek the highest good is to live well.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
He who created us without our help will not save us without our consent.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt.
SAINT AUGUSTINE
Be slow to speak, and only after having first listened quietly, so that you may understand the meani...
SAINT IGNATIUS
For every benefit conferred, God is to be praised in his gifts. Otherwise when the time of judgment ...
SAINT BERNARD
Keep to the middle if you wish to keep moderation. The mid way is the safe way. Moderation abides in...
SAINT BERNARD
Christian, learn from Christ how you ought to love Christ. Learn a love that is tender, wise, strong...
SAINT BERNARD
God removes the sin of the one who makes humble confession, and thereby the devil loses the sovereig...
SAINT BERNARD
I believe though I do not comprehend, and I hold by faith what I cannot grasp with the mind.
SAINT BERNARD
Among irrational animals the love of the offspring and of the parents for each other is extraordinar...
SAINT BASIL
We do not accost a physician as we do any mere nobody; nor a magistrate as we do a private individua...
SAINT BASIL
Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for ...
SAINT BASIL
Many a sin has sullied me in body and in soul because I did not restrain my thoughts nor guard my li...
SAINT AMBROSE