Whatever requires an undue amount of thought or trouble or involves a large expenditure of effort and causes our whole life to revolve, as it were, around solicitude for the flesh must be avoided by Christians.
Every evil is a sickness of soul, but virtue offers the cause of its health.
Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger.
No one who is in this world will deny that evils exist. What, then, do we say? That evil is not a living and animated substance, but a condition of the soul which is opposed to virtue and which springs up In the slothful because of their falling away from good.
Henry F. Ashurst