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St. Jerome Quotes



    • A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept.
    • Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price.
    • The friendship that can cease has never been real.
    • It is easier to mend neglect than to quicken love.
    • No athlete is crowned but in the sweat of his brow.
    • If there is but little water in the stream, it is the fault, not of the channel, but of the source.
    • It is idle to play the lyre for an ass.
    • Everything must have in it a sharp seasoning of truth.
    • While truth is always bitter, pleasantness waits upon evildoing.
    • The line, often adopted by strong men in controversy, of justifying the means by the end.
    • Do not let your deeds belie your words, lest when you speak in church someone may say to himself, 'Why do you not practice what you preach?'
    • No one cares to speak to an unwilling listener. An arrow never lodges in a stone: often it recoils upon the sender of it.
    • That clergyman soon becomes an object of contempt who being often asked out to dinner never refuses to go.
    • It is worse still to be ignorant of your ignorance.
    • Even brute beasts and wandering birds do not fall into the same traps or nets twice.
    • Sometimes the character of the mistress is inferred from the dress of her maids.
    • The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.
    • The scars of others should teach us caution.
    • When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting.
    • Small minds can never handle great themes.
    • Every day we are changing, every day we are dying, and yet we fancy ourselves eternal.
    • Early impressions are hard to eradicate from the mind. When once woll has been dyed purple, who can restore it to its previous whiteness?
    • The tired ox treads with a firmer step.
    • Athletes as a rule are stronger than their backers; yet the weaker presses the stronger to put forth all his efforts.
    • For they wished to fill the winepress of eloquence not with the tendrils of mere words but with the rich grape juice of good sense.
    • It is no fault of Christianity that a hypocrite falls into sin.
    • The charges we bring against others often come home to ourselves; we inveigh against faults which are as much ours as theirs; and so our eloquence ends by telling against ourselves.
    • Neither Britain, a land fertile in tyrants, nor the people of Ireland, knew Moses and the prophets.
    • Privilegia paucorum non faciunt legem.
    • Noli equi dentes inspicere donati.
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