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There are those who seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge; that is Like

Curiosity.
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There are those who seek knowledge to be known by others; that is
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There are those who seek knowledge in order to serve; that is Love. OnLovingGod SelectedWorks
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Many of those who are humiliated are not humble. Some react to Like

humiliation with anger, others with patience, and others with freedom.
The first are culpable, the next harmless, the last just.
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Neither fear nor self-interest can convert the soul. They may change Like

the appearance, perhaps even the conduct, but never the object of
supreme desire... Fear is the motive which constrains the slave; greed
binds the selfish man, by which he is tempted when he is drawn away by
his own lust and enticed (James 1:14). But neither fear nor self-interest
is undefiled, nor can they convert the soul. Only charity can convert the

soul, freeing it from unworthy motives.


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What we love we shall grow to resemble. Like


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The man who is wise, therefore, will see his life as more like a reservoir Like
than a canal. The canal simultaneously pours out what it receives; the

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reservoir retains the water till it is filled, then discharges the overflow
without loss to itself ... Today there are many in the Church who act like
canals, the reservoirs are far too rare ... You too must learn to await this
fullness before pouring out your gifts, do not try to be more generous
than God.
BernardofClairvaux, OntheSongofSongs
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What I know of the divine Like

science and holy scripture,


I learnt in the woods and fields.
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There is no greater misery than false joys. Like


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Vines and trees will teach you that which you will never learn from Like

masters.
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What I know of the divine sciences and the Holy Scriptures, I have Like

learned in woods and fields. I have no other masters than the beeches
and the oaks.
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If you concentrate hard on the state you are in, it would be suprising if Like

you have time for anything else.


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A saint is not someone who never sins, but one who sins less and less Like

frequently and gets up more and more quickly.


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Blessed," he says, "are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the Like

children of God" (Mt 5:9). Consider carefully that it is not the people
who call for peace but those who make peace who are commended. For
there are those who talk but do nothing (Mt 23:3). For just as it is not the
hearers of the law but the doers who are righteous (Rom 2:13), so it is
not those who preach peace but the authors of peace who are blessed.
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So far from being able to answer for my sins, I cannot even answer for Like

my righteousness!
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I have ascended to the highest in me, and look, the Word is towering Like

above that. I have descended to explore my lowest depths, and I found


Him deeper still.
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Learn the lesson that, if you are to do the work of a prophet, what you Like

need is not a sceptre but a hoe.


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To shame our sins He blushed in blood; Like

He closed His eyes to show us God;


Let all the world fall down and know
That none but God such love can show
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Jesus the very thought of Thee Like

With sweetness fills my breast;


But sweeter far Thy face to see,
And in Thy presence rest.
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The more I contemplate God, the more God looks on me. The more I Like

pray to him, the more he thinks of me too.


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You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones Like
will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.
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Qui me amat, amet et canem meum. (Who loves me will love my dog Like

also.)
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Expertus potest credere. Like

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We taste Thee, O Thou Living Bread, Like

And long to feast upon Thee still:


We drink of Thee, the Fountainhead
And thirst our souls from Thee to fill.
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Rest is in Him alone. Man knows no peace in the world; but he has no Like
disturbance when he is with God.
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The reason for loving God is God Himself. As to how He is to be loved, Like

there is only one measure: It is immeasurable!


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Nihil nescit omnium quae in coelo et quae in terra sunt, praeter se Like

ipsum.

-EPISTOLA CXCIII
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He gives Himself as prize and reward: He is the refreshment of holy Like


soul, the ransom of those in captivity.
BernardofClairvaux, OnLovingGod

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In Him should all our affections center, so that in all things we should Like

seek only to do His will, not to please ourselves.


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Righteousness is the natural and essential food of the soul, which can Like
no more be satisfied by earthly treasures than the hunger of the body
can be satisfied by air. If you should see a starving man standing with
mouth open to the wind, inhaling draughts of air as if in hope of
gratifying his hunger, you would think him lunatic. But it is no less
foolish to imagine that the soul can be satisfied with worldly things
which only inflate it without feeding it.
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