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Perfection does not consist in any singular state or condition of life, or in any particular set of duties, but in holy and religious conduct of ourselves in every state of Life.

    Topics: Holiness

Humility is nothing else but a right judgment of ourselves.

    Topics: Humility

If someone is leaving you behind, and you are becoming jealous and embittered, keep praying that he may have success in the very matter where he is awakening your envy; and whether he is helped or not, one thing is sure, that your own soul will be cleansed and ennobled.

    Topics: Jealousy, Bitterness

From morning to night keep Jesus in thy heart, long for nothing, desire nothing, hope for nothing but to have all that is within thee changed into the spirit and temper of the holy Jesus.

    Topics: Jesus, Perseverance, Change

We must alter our lives in order to alter our hearts, for it is impossible to live one way and pray another.

    Topics: Life, Prayer, The Heart

Love and pity and wish well to every soul in the world; dwell in love, and then you dwell in God.

    Topics: Love, Encouragement

Love has no errors, for all errors are the want for love.

    Topics: Love

God seeth different abilities and frailties of men, which may move His goodness to be merciful to their different improvements in virtue.

    Topics: Mercy, Virtue

No education can be of true advantage to young women but that which trains them up in humble industry, in great plainness of living, in exact modesty of dress.

    Topics: Modesty, Youth, Women

You have no questions to ask of any body, no new way that you need inquire after; no oracle that you need to consult; for whilst you shut yourself up in patience, meekness, humility, and resignation to God, you are in the very arms of Christ, your heart is His dwelling-place, and He lives and works in you.

    Topics: Obedience, Meekness

Follow Christ in the denial of all the wills of self, and then all is put away that separates you from God; the heaven born new creature will come to life in you, which alone knows and enjoys the things of God, and has his daily food of gladness in that manifold blessed, and blessed, which Christ preached on the mount.

    Topics: Obedience

If you here stop and ask yourselves why you are not as pious as the early Christians were, your own heart will tell you that it is neither through ignorance nor through inability, but purely because you never thoroughly intended it.

    Topics: Piety

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