Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Favorite Quotes by St. Francis de Sales

Bishop and Doctor of the Church
Memorial January 24th

Quotes by St. Francis de Sales:

“Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue.”

“Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.”

“Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.”

“Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength”

“Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.”

“Do not fear what may happen tomorrow. The same loving Father who cares for you today will care for you tomorrow and every day. Either he will shield you from suffering or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace then and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginings.” 
“There is no artifice as good and desirable as simplicity.” 

Writings by St. Francis de Sales:
Introduction to the Devote Life

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