St. Jerome

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.
St. Jerome

I am like the sick sheep that strays from the rest of the flock. Unless the Good Shepherd takes me on His shoulders and carries me back to His fold, my steps will falter, and in the very effort of rising, my feet will give way.
St. Jerome

It is not enough for us to restrain from doing evil, unless we shall also do good.
St. Jerome

Virginity can be lost by a thought.
St. Jerome

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

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.
St. Jerome

Action without a name, a ‘who’ attached to it, is meaningless.
St. Jerome

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

True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.
St. Jerome

The friendship that can cease has never been real.
St. Jerome

The scars of others should teach us caution.
St. Jerome

Beauty when unadorned is adorned the most.
St. Jerome

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

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

Haste is of the Devil.
St. Jerome

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

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.
St. Jerome

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

They talk like angels but they live like men.
St. Jerome

What good is speed if the brain has oozed out on the way.
St. Jerome

Why do you not practice what you preach.
St. Jerome

A fat stomach never breeds fine thoughts.
St. Jerome

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

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

I am that prodigal son who wasted all the portion entrusted to me by my father. But I have not yet fallen at my father’s knees. I have not yet begun to put away from me the enticements of my former riotous living.
St. Jerome

My native land is a slave of heathenism, men’s god is their belly, and they live only for the present. The richer a man, the holier.
St. Jerome

Those who persevere in sin are those who are held in abhorrence by God, but those who abandon the ways of sin are loved by the Lord.
St. Jerome

Someone may ask, ‘How is justice greater than all the other virtues?’ The other virtues gratify the one who possesses them; justice does not give pleasure to the one possessing it, but instead pleases others.
St. Jerome

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