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Clean and unclean birds, the dove and the raven, are yet in the ark.

    Topics: Good and Evil

Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked.

    Topics: Good and Evil, Beauty

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

    Topics: Good and Evil

There is no possible source of evil except good.

    Topics: Good and Evil

To seek the highest good is to live well.

    Topics: Good and Evil

God would never permit evil, if He could not bring good out of evil.

    Topics: Good and Evil

Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider.

    Topics: Grace

The law orders; grace supplies the power of acting.

    Topics: Grace

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

    Topics: Grace

Thou didst seek us when we sought Thee not; didst seek us indeed that we might seek Thee.

    Topics: Grace

It is human to err, but it is devilish to remain willfully in error.

    Topics: Habits

Lord, make me chaste - but not yet. Give me chastity and continence, but not yet. O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.

    Topics: Habits

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