Always ask yourself, "What have we done that is as God wills and what have we left undone of that which he does not will?"
Be like the dead: take no account of either the scorn of men or their praises.
Begin with the foundation in order to reach the top; the foundation is our neighbor, whom we must win, and that is the place to begin, for all commandments of Christ depend on this one.
Consider the work of God to be primary, and bodily needs to be subsidiary.
Crush fornication with hard labor.
Do not judge others but put yourself below everyone.
Do not pay attention to the faults of others, and do not try to compare yourself with others, knowing you are less than every created thing.
Every day strive to come to God without sin.
Faith is produced and preserved in us by preaching why Christ came, what he brought and bestowed, and what benefit it is to us to accept him.
For your sins, weep interiorly, for both deliverance from faults and the acquisition of virtues are gained through compunction.
Get up early every day and acquire the beginning of every virtue and every commandment of God.
Hatred of evil is to hate one's thoughts and to praise one's neighbor.
Humility and fear of God are above all virtues.
If one can overcome bodily ease and vain-glory, one can become free from the world.
If you desire salvation, do everything that leads you to it.
In all circumstances say, "Who am I?" and do not judge anyone.
Make compunction the beginning of every action.
One must live his life constantly aware of the presence of God, always ready to praise and bless God.
Take the blame for your own sins before God.
The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
Think in your heart that you are a sinner--when someone is occupied with his own faults, he does not see those of his neighbor.
To see yourself as inferior, coupled with hard work, leads to humility.
Whenever you want to subdue your high and proud thoughts, examine your conscience carefully.
You must not let temptation stay with you.
You should not be worried, saying to yourself, "How long must I suffer this temptation?" You should rather say every day to yourself, "Today."
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