Category Archives: QUOTABLE QUOTES 2010



[1]You must always have prudence and love. Prudence has the eyes; love has the legs. Love which has the legs would like to run to God, but its impulse to rush toward Him is blind and at times might stumble, if it were not guided by prudence which has the eyes. When prudence sees that love could become unbridled, it loans its eyes to love. In this way love restraints itself and guide by prudence, acts as it should and not as it would like.” 

[2] “Walk with simplicity in the way of the Lord and do not torment your spirit. You must hate your sins, but with a tranquil hate, not worryingly or restlessly.” 

[3] “Humility, humility and always humility. Satan fears and trembles before humble souls. The Lord is willing to do great things, but on condition that we are truly humble.” 

[4] “Go ahead! Courage! In the spiritual life he who does not go forward goes backward. It is the same with a boat which must always go forward. If it stand still, the wind will blow it back.” 

[5]  “I am oppressed by the uncertainty of my future, but I cherish the lively hope of seeing my dreams fulfilled, because the Lord cannot place thoughts and desires in a person’s soul if He does not really intend to fulfill them, to gratify these longings which He alone has caused.” 

[6] “God enriches the soul which empties itself of everything.” 

[7] “Prayer is the best armor we have, it is the key which opens the heart of God.” 

[8] “God wants to wed the soul in faith and the soul which is to celebrate this heavenly marriage must walk in pure faith, which is the only suitable means for this loving union.” 

[9] “Never rise  from the table, moreover, without having given due thanks to the Lord. If we act in this way we need have no fear of the wretched sin of gluttony. As you eat, take care not to be too difficult to please in the matter of food, bearing in mind that it is very easy to give in to glutonny. Never eat more than you really need …… I don’t mean to say that you should rise from the table without eating. No, this is not my intention. Let everything be regulated by prudence which should be the rule in all our actions.” 

[10] The most beautiful Credo is the one we pronounce in our hour of darkness.” 

[11] “Remember that the axis of perfection is charity; who lives centered in charity, lives in God, because God is charity, as the Apostles said.” 

[12] “Humility is truth, truth is humility.” 

[13]  “It is not a loss of patience if one asks Jesus to take away pain, when this becomes insupportable to us and beyond our strength, nor does one lose the merit of the suffering which is offered, by asking this of God.” 

[14] “The lie is the child of the demon.” 

[15] “Beneficence, from wherever it may come, is always the child of the same mother, that is Providence.”

Jakarta, September 26, 2010 [The 26th Ordinary Sunday – Memorial of St. Elzear and Blessed Delphine, Husband and Wife, Secular Franciscans]

Compiled by A Christian Pilgrim




 [1]Through the study of books one seeks God; by meditation one finds Him.” 

[2] “The life of a Christian is nothing but a perpetual  struggle against self; there is no flowering of the soul to the beauty of its perfection except at the price of pain.” 

[3]  “Whoever does not meditate is like someone who never looks in the mirror before going out, doesn’t bother to see if he’s today, and may go out dirty without knowing it. The person who meditates and turns his mind to God, who is the mirror of his soul, seeks to know his fault, tries to correct them, moderates his impulses, and puts his conscience in order.” 

[4] “If we are calm and persevering, we shall find not only ourselves, but our souls, and with that, God Himself.” 

[5] “The demon has only one door by which to enter into our soul: the will; there are no secret doors. No sin is a sin if not committed with the will. When there is no action of the will, there is no sin, but only human weakness.” 

[6] “God enriches the soul which empties itself of everything.” 

[7] “In the spiritual life one must always go on pushing ahead and never go backwards; if not, the same thing happens as to a boat which when it loses headway gets  blown backwards with the wind.” 

[8]  “It is not a loss of patience if one asks Jesus to take away pain, when this becomes insupportable to us and beyond our strength, nor does one lose the merit of the suffering which is offered, by asking this of God.” 

[9]  “A good heart is always strong, it suffers, but with tears it is consoled by sacrificing itself for its neighbor and for God.” 

[10] “Love and fear must go united together, fear without love becomes cowardice. Love without fear becomes presumption. When there is love without fear, love runs without prudence and without restraint, without taking care where it is going.” 

[11] “Where there is no obedience there is no virtue, where there is no virtue there is no good, where there is no good there is no love, where there is no love, there is no God, and where there is no god there is no Paradise.” 

[12] “Time spent in honor of God and for the salvation of souls is never badly spent.” 

[13]  “Keep well dug into your minds the words of Our Lord: In patience you will possess your soul.” 

[14] “Pray that God will console you when you feel the burden of the Cross, for in doing so you are in no way acting against the will of God, but you are placing yourself beside the Son of God who asked His Father during the Agony in the Garden to send Him some relief. But if He is not willing to give it be ready to pronounce the same ‘Fiat,’ ‘So be it,’  that Jesus did.” 

[15] “Those strong and generous in heart do not complain except for a strong reason, and even then it does not affect them intimately.” 

Jakarta, September 23, 2010 [Memorial of Saint ‘Padre Pio’ of Pietrelcina]

Compiled by A Christian Pilgrim




Following quotes are for you to ponder: 

[1] We hear them cry “Freedom, freedom.” Yet they demonstrate little awareness that with freedom goes responsibility. [Eduard Kuhn] 

[2] There are two freedoms, the false where one is free to do what he likes, and the true where he is free to do what he ought. [Charles Kingsley] 

[3] Freedom is only good as a means, is no end in itself. [Herman Melville] 

[4] No man is free who is not master of himself. [Epictetus] 

[5] Freedom is an indivisible word. If we want to enjoy it, and fight for it, we must be prepared to extend it to everyone, whether they are rich or poor, whether they agree with us or not, not matter what their race or color of their skin. [Wendell L. Willkie] 

[6] Education is the first resort as well as the last, for a world-wide solution of the problem of freedom. [Horace Meyer Kallen] 

[7] Freedom presupposes order, and order presupposes rules and the ability to enforce them. [Roger William Heyns] 

[8] Ours is an abiding faith in the cause of human freedom. We know it is God’s cause. [Thomas E. Dewey] 

[9] A free country is one in which men have the freedom to complain about it. [Anonymous] 

[10] In future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression – everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way – everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want – which, translated into world terms, means  economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants – everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear – which, translated into world terms, means a worldwide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thought fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor – anywhere in the world. That is no vision of distant millennium. It is a definite basis for a kind of world attainable in our own time and generation. [Franklin D. Roosevelt] 

[11] The day will come  when … victorious nations will plan and build in justice and freedom a house of many mansions, where there will be room for all. [Winston Churchill] 

[12] Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom [2Cor 3:17] 

[13] Freedom is the coin of the realm of the kingdom of human worth and dignity. That coin has two sides. On one are inscribed the rights and privileges of free people. On the other side are the responsibilities. Unless both sides are deeply cut, the coin is counterfeit. [P.E. Kay] 

Jakarta, on the eve of the 65th ANNIVERSARY OF THE INDONESIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY, August 17, 2010

A Christian Pilgrim (Compiler)

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