Roman Christian Priest, Confessor, Theologian and Historian who became a Doctor of the Church
"Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel’s face."
"No one loves to tell of scandal except to him who loves to hear it. Learn, then, to rebuke and check the detracting tongue by showing that you do not listen to it with pleasure."
"An unstable pilot steers a leaking ship, and the blind is leading the blind straight to the pit. The ruler is like the ruled."
"Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a be general natural law."
"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."
"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?'"
"Having experienced the vexation of marriage, why should she be like the dog who returns to his own vomit,"
"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."
"The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart."
"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."