Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield.
I am like the sick sheep that strays from the rest of the flock. Unless the Good Shepherd takes me on His shoulders and carries me back to His fold, my steps will falter, and in the very effort of rising, my feet will give way.
Action without a name, a 'who' attached to it, is meaningless.
Someone may ask, 'How is justice greater than all the other virtues?' The other virtues gratify the one who possesses them; justice does not give pleasure to the one possessing it, but instead pleases others.
They talk like angels but they live like men.
Keep doing some kind of work, that the devil may always find you employed.
It is not enough for us to restrain from doing evil, unless we shall also do good.
Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.
Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price.
Beauty when unadorned is adorned the most.
Those who persevere in sin are those who are held in abhorrence by God, but those who abandon the ways of sin are loved by the Lord.