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

An unstable pilot steers a leaking ship, and the blind is leading the blind straight to the pit. The ruler is like the ruled.

Never look a gift horse in the mouth!

Why do you not practice what you preach.

Be at peace with your own soul, then heaven and earth will be at peace with you.

No athlete is crowned but in the sweat of his brow.

Be ever engaged, so that whenever the devil calls he may find you occupied.

Prayer is a groan.

Beauty when unadorned is adorned the most.

Preferring to store her money in the stomachs of the needy rather than hide it in a purse.

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.

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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