"Christ tells us that if we want to join him, we shall travel the way he took. It is surely not right that the Son of God should go his way on the path of shame while the sons of men walk the way of worldly honor."
John of Avila
"We put ourselves to all sorts of inconveniences to satisfy our guilty passions but when it is a question of overcoming them we will not lift a finger. It is just this penny's worth of suffering that nobody wants to spend."
Leonard of Port Maurice
"The best way not to find the bed too cold is to go to bed colder than the bed is."
"Hell is full of the talented, but
Heaven of the energetic"
Jeanne De Chantal