Quotations by St. Jerome

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Born: Sunday, December 31, 1899
Profession: Saint


A fat stomach never breeds fine thoughts.
- St. Jerome
(Keywords: Thoughts)

A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept.
- St. Jerome
(Keywords: Friend, Difficulty)

Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a be general natural law.
- St. Jerome
(Keywords: Action, Law, Maxim, Will)

Action without a name, a "who" attached to it, is meaningless.
- St. Jerome
(Keywords: Action, Name)

Be at peace with your own soul, then heaven and earth will be at peace with you.
- St. Jerome
(Keywords: Peace, Soul, Earth, Heaven, Will)

Be ever engaged, so that whenever the devil calls he may find you occupied.
- St. Jerome
(Keywords: Devil, May)

Beauty when unadorned is adorned the most.
- St. Jerome
(Keywords: Beauty)

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
(Keywords: War, Being, Dying, Friends)

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

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.
- St. Jerome
(Keywords: Rest)

Haste is of the Devil.
- St. Jerome
(Keywords: Devil, Haste)

Keep doing some kind of work, that the devil may always find you employed.
- St. Jerome
(Keywords: Work, Devil, May)

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
(Keywords: Life, Daughter, Heart, First, Holiness)

Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price.
- St. Jerome
(Keywords: Love, Affection)

Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.
- St. Jerome
(Keywords: Marriage, Night, Sleep)

The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.
- St. Jerome
(Keywords: Heart, Eyes, Mind, Secrets)

The friendship that can cease has never been real.
- St. Jerome
(Keywords: Friendship)

The scars of others should teach us caution.
- St. Jerome
(Keywords: Caution)

They talk like angels but they live like men.
- St. Jerome
(Keywords: Men, Angels, Talk)

True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.
- St. Jerome
(Keywords: Friendship)

Virginity can be lost by a thought.
- St. Jerome
(Keywords: Thought, Virginity)

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
(Keywords: Practice)







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