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The only safe ruler is he who has learned to obey willingly.

    Topics: Obedience

He that seeketh anything else but simply God and the salvation of his soul, will find nothing but trouble and sorrow.

    Topics: Obedience, Faithful

At the least bear patiently, if thou canst not joyfully.

    Topics: Patience, Joy

Set not thyself to attain much rest, but much patience.

    Topics: Patience

Endeavor to be always patient of the faults and imperfections of others; for thou hast many faults and imperfections of thine own that require forbearance. If thou art not able to make thyself that which thou wishest, how canst thou expect to mold another in conformity to thy will?

    Topics: Patience, Humility

All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it.

    Topics: Patience, Men

It thou seek rest in this life, how wilt thou then attain to the everlasting rest? Dispose not thyself for much rest, but for great patience. Seek true peace - not in earth, but in heaven; not in men, nor in any other creature, but in God alone.

    Topics: Peace, Rest

Let not your peace rest in the utterances of men, for whether they put a good or bad construction on your conduct does not make you other than you are.

    Topics: Peace, Humility

Thou wilt enjoy tranquillity if thy heart condemn thee not.

    Topics: Peace

Thy peace shall be in much patience.

    Topics: Peace, Patience

We should have much more peace if we would not busy ourselves with the sayings and doings of others.

    Topics: Peace, Gossip

Do not let your peace depend on the hearts of men; whatever they say about you, good or bad, you are not because of it another man, for as you are, you are.

    Topics: Peace

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