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Of all the duties enjoined by Christianity none is more essential and yet more neglected than prayer.
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You can often help others more by correcting your own faults than theirs. Remember, and you should, because of your own experience, that allowing God to correct your faults is not easy. Be patient with people, wait for God to work with them as He wills.

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God is our true Friend, who always gives us the counsel and comfort we need. Our danger lies in resisting Him; so it is essential that we acquire the habit of hearkening to His voice, or keeping silence within, and listening so as to lose nothing of what He says to us.

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There is but one way in which God should be loved, and that is to take no step except with Him and for Him, and to follow with a generous self-abandonment every thing which He requires.

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No more restless uncertainties, no more anxious desires, no more impatience at the place we are in; for it is God who has placed us there, and who holds us in his arms. Can we be unsafe where he has placed us?

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Temptations are a file which rub off much of the rust of our self-confidence.

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Violent excitement exhausts the mind and leaves it withered and sterile.

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When you come to be sensibly touched, the scales will fall from your eyes; and by the penetrating eyes of love you will discern that which your other eyes will never see.

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There were some who said that a man at the point of death was more free than all others, because death breaks every bond, and over the dead the united world has no power.

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It is this unquiet self-love that renders us so sensitive. The sick man, who sleeps ill, thinks the night long. We exaggerate, from cowardice, all the evils which we encounter; they are great, but our sensibility increases them. The true way to bear them is to yield ourselves up with confidence to God.

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Crosses are of no use to us but inasmuch as we yield ourselves up to them and forget ourselves.

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How desirable is this simplicity! Who will give it to me? I will quit all else; it is the pearl of great price.

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I would have no desire other than to accomplish thy will. Teach me to pray; pray thyself in me.

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The presence of God calms the soul, and gives it quiet and repose.

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If God bores you, tell Him that He bores you, that you prefer the vilest amusements to His presence, that you only feel at your ease when you are far from Him.

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