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St. Jerome Quotes

A fat stomach never breeds fine thoughts.

A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept.

Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a be general natural law.

Action without a name, a "who" attached to it, is meaningless.

Be at peace with your own soul, then heaven and earth will be at peace with you.

Be ever engaged, so that whenever the devil calls he may find you occupied.

Beauty when unadorned is adorned the most.

Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield.

Catch, then, O catch the transient hour; Improve each moment as it flies!

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.

Haste is of the Devil.

Keep doing some kind of work, that the devil may always find you employed.

Let your daughter have first of all the book of Psalms for holiness of heart, and be instructed in the Proverbs of Solomon for her godly life.

Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price.

Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.

The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.

The friendship that can cease has never been real.

The scars of others should teach us caution.

They talk like angels but they live like men.

True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.