Bernard Of Clairvaux Quotes

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Bernard Of Clairvaux Quotes

Action and contemplation are very close companions; they live together in one house on equal terms. Martha and Mary are sisters.
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There is no greater misery than false joys.

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Vines and trees will teach you that which you will never learn from masters.

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So far from being able to answer for my sins, I cannot even answer for my righteousness!

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Learn the lesson that, if you are to do the work of a prophet, what you need is not a sceptre but a hoe.

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To shame our sins He blushed in blood;
He closed His eyes to show us God;
Let all the world fall down and know
That none but God such love can show

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The reason for loving God is God Himself. As to how He is to be loved, there is only one measure: It is immeasurable!

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I was made a sinner by deriving my being from Adam; I am made just by being washed in the blood of Christ and not by Christ's 'words and example.'

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Action and contemplation are ...

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The true measure of loving God is to love him without measure.

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The rivers of Grace cannot flow uphill, up the steep cliff of the proud man's heart.

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The Eucharist is that love which surpasses all loves in Heaven and on earth

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Let your prayer for temporal blessings be strictly limited to things absolutely necessary.

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Many appear full of mildness and sweetness as long as everything goes their own way; but the moment any contradiction or adversity arises, they are in a flame, and begin to rage like a burning mountain. Such people as these are like red-hot coals hidden under ashes. This is not the mildness which Our Lord undertook to teach us in order to make us like unto Himself.

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Hell is full of good wishes or desires.

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Love me, love my dog.

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First learn to love yourself, and then you can love me.

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Let us not imagine that we obscure the glory of the Son by the great praise we lavish on the Mother; for the more she is honored, the greater is the glory of her Son. There can be no doubt that whatever we say in praise of the Mother gives equal praise to the Son.

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Humility is, of all graces , the chiefest when it does not know itself to be a grace at all.

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Our King [Jesus] is accused of treachery; it is said of him [by the Muslims] that he is not God, but that he falsely pretended to be something he was not.

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Prostrate, see Thy cross I grasp,And Thy pierced feet I clasp;Gracious Jesus, spurn me not;On me, with compassion fraught,Let Thy glances fall.Thy cross of agony,My Beloved, look on me;Turn me wholly unto Thee;"Be thou whole," say openly:"I forgive thee all.

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