"Let each one love his
brother in charity. We have each our faults. He who has to
put up with his brother's fault to-day will have to be borne
with himself tomorrow"
"Dismiss all anger, and
look a little into yourself. Remember that he of whom you
are speaking is your brother, and, as he is in the way of
salvation, God can make him a Saint, notwithstanding his present
weaknesses. You may fall into the same faults or perhaps into
a worse fault" St
Thomas of Villanova
"There are so many sorts
of troubles in this world, and so many people who are afflicted
in different ways, that we ought to be very glad when we can
help any one to carry their cross"
"Be as gentle always
as possible; and remember that you will catch more flies with
a spoonful of honey than with a hundred barrels of vinegar.
Such is the nature of the human mind; it rebels against severity,
but gentleness renders it amenable to everything"
St Francis of Sales
"We must sometimes bear
with little defects in others, as we have, against our will,
to bear with natural defects in ourselves. If we wish to keep
peace with our neighbor, we should never remind any one of
his natural defects"
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