Saint Jerome, aka Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymous, Hierom or Jerom

Saint Jerome, aka Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymous, Hierom or Jerom
c. 342
420

Roman Christian Priest, Confessor, Theologian and Historian who became a Doctor of the Church

Author Quotes

Begin now to be what you will be hereafter.

Quick enough, if good enough.

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.

The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.

Catch, then, O catch the transient hour; improve each moment as it flies!

The fact is that my native land is a prey to barbarism, that in it men's only God is their belly, that they live only for the present, and that the richer a man is the holier he is held to be.

Do not let your deeds belie your words, lest when you speak in church someone may say to himself, 'Why do you not practice what you preach?'

The friendship that can cease has never been real.

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'til your good is better and your better is best.

The line, often adopted by strong men in controversy, of justifying the means by the end.

Haste is of the Devil.

The scars of others should teach us caution.

Having experienced the vexation of marriage, why should she be like the dog who returns to his own vomit,

They talk like angels but they live like men.

It is worse still to be ignorant of your ignorance.

To saints their very slumber is a prayer.

A fat paunch never breeds fine thoughts.

Keep doing some kind of work that the devil may always find you employed.

True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.

A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept.

Let your daughter have first of all the book of Psalms for holiness of heart, and be instructed in the Proverbs of Solomon for her godly life.

Virginity can be lost by a thought.

Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a be general natural law.

Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price.

What good is speed if the brain has oozed out on the way.

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Saint Jerome, aka Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymous, Hierom or Jerom
Birth Date
c. 342
Death Date
420
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Roman Christian Priest, Confessor, Theologian and Historian who became a Doctor of the Church