St. Jerome Quotes

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St. Jerome Quotes

Let us learn upon earth those things which can call us to heaven.
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Virginity can be lost by a thought.

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Why do you not practice what you preach.

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The scars of others should teach us caution.

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The Church was founded upon Peter: although elsewhere the same is attributed to all the Apostles, and they all receive the keys of the kingdom of heaven, the strength of the Church depends upon them all alike, yet one among the twelve is chosen so that when a head has been appointed, there may be no occasion for schism.

— St. Jerome

It is our part to seek,
His to grant what we ask;
ours to make a beginning,
His to bring it to completion;
ours to offer what we can,
His to finish what we cannot.

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Thank God I am deemed worthy to be hated by the world.

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The best advice that I can give you is this: Church-traditions- especially when they do not run counter to the faith- are to be observed in the form in which previous generations have handed them down ... The traditions which have been handed down should be regarded as apostolic laws.

— St. Jerome

Let us learn upon earth those things which can call us to heaven.

— St. Jerome

Strictly speaking, one should not even rightly compare virginity to marriage because you cannot make a comparison between two things if one is good and the other evil.

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The most base of men can be civilized through suffering.

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Sometimes the character of the mistress is inferred from the dress of her maids.

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No one loves to tell of scandal except to him who loves to hear it. Learn, then, to rebuke and check the detracting tongue by showing that you do not listen to it with pleasure.

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Nothing gives us a greater idea of our soul, than that God has given us, at the moment of our birth, an angel to take care of it.

— St. Jerome

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