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Josemaria Escrivá, fully José María or Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer y Albás, born José María Mariano Escrivá y Albás

Spanish Prelate of Roman Catholic Church

"If you don't have a plan of life, you'll never have order."

"There is need for a crusade of manliness and purity to counteract and nullify the savage work of those who think man is a beast."

"Don't say, 'That's the way I am—its my character.' It's your lack of character. Esto vir!—Be a man!"

"Temptation is necessary to make us realize that we are nothing in ourselves."

"Don't judge without having heard both sides. Even persons who think themselves virtuous very easily forget this elementary rule of prudence."

"You were very hurt at being slighted. That means you are forgetting too easily who you are."