Every moment comes to us pregnant with a command from God, only to pass on and plunge into eternity, there to remain forever what we have made of it.
-- St. Francis de Sales
True charity consists in putting up with all one's neighbor's faults, never being surprised by his weakness, and being inspired by the least of his virtues.
-- St Therese of Lisieux
Whoever bids other folks to do right, but gives an evil example by acting the opposite way, is like a foolish weaver who weaves quickly with one hand and unravels the cloth just as quickly with the other.
-- St. Thomas More
The Lord disciplines him who he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives… If you are without discipline, in which all have shared, you are not sons but illegitimate children. (Hebrew 12:8)