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

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.

Action without a name, a who attached to it, is meaningless.

Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.

When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting.

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.

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First Name
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