"Blessed are the hearts that can bend: they shall never be broken."
"You can catch more flies with a spoonful of honey than with a barrel of vinegar."
"Do all by love and nothing by force; love obedience rather than fear disobedience."
"Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself."
"You can only give God what you have."
"Nothing appeases an enraged elephant so much as the sight of a little lamb."
"We must be prepared to see weeds growing in our garden and also have the courage to pull them out."
"Ask for nothing and refuse nothing."
"Bearing with the imperfections of our neighbors is one of the chief characteristics of our love for them."
"One ounce of patient suffering is worth far more than a pound of action."
"Love virtue rather than fear sin."
"One kind word wins more willing service than a hundred harsh orders or stern reproofs."
"We must fight back with affection and not with reason."
"The well-being of a household depends on parents' words, but far more on their behavior."
"We must, if possible, avoid making our devotion troublesome to others."
"Never forget that souls are poisoned through the ear as much as bodies through the mouth."
"A straightforward excuse has far greater weight than any falsehood."
"Those who do not mean to entertain guests should take down their signboard."
"Sell as you would buy, and buy as you would sell, and your buying and selling will alike be honest."
"Correction given in anger, however tempered by reason, never has so much effect as that which is given altogether without anger..."
"Do not desire crosses, unless you have borne those already laid upon you as well..."
"Physicians judge to a great extent as to health or disease by the state of the tongue, and our words are a true test of the state of our soul."
"The measure of our love is to love without measure."
"To prepare the salad well you need more oil than vinegar."
"No one is esteemed before God for having lived long, but for having lived well."
"The bed of the sick is an altar of sacrifice."
2) Amid your shortcomings and limitations - SEE THE BRIGHT SIDE.
3) When others are curt with you - SHOW GOOD HUMOR.
4) At the tiresome tempers of others - STAY CHEERFULLY EXCUSING.
5) When someone turns you down - PUT ON A GOOD FACE.
6) If someone helps, when you'd rather do it yourself - BE APPRECIATIVE.
7) When answering others - SPEAK GENTLY AND SHOW COURTESY.
grant me the grace
to practice these seven little virtues
in my everday living. Amen.
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