Vincent De Paul Quotes

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Vincent De Paul quotes: God uproots the vine that He Himself has not planted. God uproots the vine that He Himself has not planted.
Vincent De Paul quotes: There is no act of charity that is not accompanied by justice or that permits us to do more than we reasonably can. There is no act of charity that is not accompanied by justice or that permits us to do more than we reasonably can.
Vincent De Paul quotes: The angels would become incarnate if they could, so that they might come to earth to imitate the example and virtues of the Son of God! The angels would become incarnate if they could, so that they might come to earth to imitate the example and virtues of the Son of God!
Vincent De Paul quotes: Providence must call us and we must follow it, if we are to go forward confidently. Providence must call us and we must follow it, if we are to go forward confidently.
Vincent De Paul quotes: We should spend as much time in thanking God for his benefits as we do in asking him for them. We should spend as much time in thanking God for his benefits as we do in asking him for them.
Vincent De Paul quotes: I would rather him to bear patiently with it than to put himself in danger of a greater evil. I would rather him to bear patiently with it than to put himself in danger of a greater evil.
Vincent De Paul quotes: It will be most pleasing to O[ur] L[ord] if you husband your strength in order to serve Him better. It will be most pleasing to O[ur] L[ord] if you husband your strength in order to serve Him better.
Vincent De Paul quotes: Cast from your heart the bitterness ... Cast from your heart the bitterness ...
Vincent De Paul quotes: You should not open your mouth except to express gratitude for benefits you have received, and never to mention your discontent. You should not open your mouth except to express gratitude for benefits you have received, and never to mention your discontent.
Vincent De Paul quotes: Nature makes trees put down deep roots before having them bear fruit, and even this is done gradually. Nature makes trees put down deep roots before having them bear fruit, and even this is done gradually.
Vincent De Paul quotes: In the final analysis, virtue is not found in extremes, but in prudence ... In the final analysis, virtue is not found in extremes, but in prudence ...
Vincent De Paul quotes: Naturally, everyone loves his freedom, but we must beware of this as of a broad road that leads to perdition. Naturally, everyone loves his freedom, but we must beware of this as of a broad road that leads to perdition.
Vincent De Paul quotes: [L]ove is inventive to infinity. [L]ove is inventive to infinity.
Vincent De Paul quotes: If you must be in a hurry, then let it be according to the old adage, and hasten slowly. If you must be in a hurry, then let it be according to the old adage, and hasten slowly.
Vincent De Paul quotes: Just as stinginess is blameworthy so is the fault of facility in paying more for things than they are worth ... Just as stinginess is blameworthy so is the fault of facility in paying more for things than they are worth ...
Vincent De Paul quotes: If we want to find the manna hidden in our vocation, let us restrict and confine all our desires within it. If we want to find the manna hidden in our vocation, let us restrict and confine all our desires within it.
Vincent De Paul quotes: A doctor who keeps a person from becoming ill deserves more merit than one who cures him. A doctor who keeps a person from becoming ill deserves more merit than one who cures him.
Vincent De Paul quotes: It is difficult to master one's feelings and be exact in everything in the midst of many affairs It is difficult to master one's feelings and be exact in everything in the midst of many affairs
Vincent De Paul quotes: If God is the center of your life, no words are necessary. Your mere presence will touch hearts. If God is the center of your life, no words are necessary. Your mere presence will touch hearts.
Vincent De Paul quotes: Indeed, good is not good if one does not suffer in doing it. Indeed, good is not good if one does not suffer in doing it.
Vincent De Paul quotes: [L]et us work to rid ourselves of our attacks of over-zealousness especially when it offends against respect, esteem, and charity. [L]et us work to rid ourselves of our attacks of over-zealousness especially when it offends against respect, esteem, and charity.
Vincent De Paul quotes: God always gives a great blessing to humble beginnings than to those that start with the chiming of bells. God always gives a great blessing to humble beginnings than to those that start with the chiming of bells.
Vincent De Paul quotes: [P]resent misfortune presupposes good luck in the future. [P]resent misfortune presupposes good luck in the future.
Vincent De Paul quotes: A man who behaves poorly in a Community will not do well in a parish. A man who behaves poorly in a Community will not do well in a parish.
Vincent De Paul quotes: Experience teaches that what is feasible at the beginning is sometimes harmful as things go on, or subject to troublesome inconveniences Experience teaches that what is feasible at the beginning is sometimes harmful as things go on, or subject to troublesome inconveniences
Vincent De Paul quotes: You can give me no greater consolation nor render greater service to your neighbor than to place yourself in a condition to serve him for a long time You can give me no greater consolation nor render greater service to your neighbor than to place yourself in a condition to serve him for a long time
Vincent De Paul quotes: If you think something should be done, take the trouble to write to me about it, and together we will decide the time and manner of doing it. If you think something should be done, take the trouble to write to me about it, and together we will decide the time and manner of doing it.
Vincent De Paul quotes: All comes at the proper time to him who knows how to wait. All comes at the proper time to him who knows how to wait.
Vincent De Paul quotes: Remember, Monsieur that roses are not gathered except in the midst of thorns and that heroic acts of virtue are accomplished only in weakness. Remember, Monsieur that roses are not gathered except in the midst of thorns and that heroic acts of virtue are accomplished only in weakness.
Vincent De Paul quotes: I have never made any distinction between those who have taken vows and those who have not; some should not be overburdened in order to spare others. I have never made any distinction between those who have taken vows and those who have not; some should not be overburdened in order to spare others.
Vincent De Paul quotes: If there is any danger in the present weather, in the name of God, Monsieur, wait until spring If there is any danger in the present weather, in the name of God, Monsieur, wait until spring
Vincent De Paul quotes: [E]ven if the whole world should rise up to destroy us, nothing will happen except that God, in whom we have put our hope, will allow. [E]ven if the whole world should rise up to destroy us, nothing will happen except that God, in whom we have put our hope, will allow.
Vincent De Paul quotes: Let us be submissive to Providence, He will see to our affairs in His own time and in His own way Let us be submissive to Providence, He will see to our affairs in His own time and in His own way
Vincent De Paul quotes: O Monsieur de Sergis, how important a matter is submission of spirit to a superior! O Monsieur de Sergis, how important a matter is submission of spirit to a superior!
Vincent De Paul quotes: Remember the maxim of the Romans which states that by union and counsel we can achieve anything. Remember the maxim of the Romans which states that by union and counsel we can achieve anything.
Vincent De Paul quotes: Our Lord is pleased to deprive us of temporal goods; may it please His Divine Goodness to give us spiritual ones! Our Lord is pleased to deprive us of temporal goods; may it please His Divine Goodness to give us spiritual ones!
Vincent De Paul quotes: The vine-stock bears fruit as long as it is attached to its stem; apart from that, no. The vine-stock bears fruit as long as it is attached to its stem; apart from that, no.
Vincent De Paul quotes: [N]or should you move so fast! The works of God do not proceed in that way; they come about of themselves, and those He does not create soon perish. [N]or should you move so fast! The works of God do not proceed in that way; they come about of themselves, and those He does not create soon perish.
Vincent De Paul quotes: He also always blesses humble beginnings much more than those accompanied by a lot of show. He also always blesses humble beginnings much more than those accompanied by a lot of show.
Vincent De Paul quotes: Practice humility and patience. Practice humility and patience.
Vincent De Paul quotes: Never betray His principles for any reason whatsoever, and take great care not to spoil God's affairs by too much haste in them. Never betray His principles for any reason whatsoever, and take great care not to spoil God's affairs by too much haste in them.
Vincent De Paul quotes: Three can do more than ten when Our Lord puts His hand to things, and He always does so when He takes away the means of doing otherwise. Three can do more than ten when Our Lord puts His hand to things, and He always does so when He takes away the means of doing otherwise.
Vincent De Paul quotes: A great good is worth being long desired. A great good is worth being long desired.
Vincent De Paul quotes: Is it not better to fail after asking advice than to risk acting on our own? Is it not better to fail after asking advice than to risk acting on our own?
Vincent De Paul quotes: Fear not; calm will follow the storm, and perhaps soon. Fear not; calm will follow the storm, and perhaps soon.
Vincent De Paul quotes: Let us allow God to act; He brings things to completion when we least expect it. Let us allow God to act; He brings things to completion when we least expect it.
Vincent De Paul quotes: [R]estlessness usually stems from pride and from being discontented with one's lot in life. [R]estlessness usually stems from pride and from being discontented with one's lot in life.
Vincent De Paul quotes: Laws must never be made compatible with crimes, no more than lying should be in harmony with the truth. Laws must never be made compatible with crimes, no more than lying should be in harmony with the truth.
Vincent De Paul quotes: [E]xcess in the practice of virtue is no less imperfect than the lack of it. [E]xcess in the practice of virtue is no less imperfect than the lack of it.
Vincent De Paul quotes: Peace is worth more than all worldly possessions; in addition, God rewards it even in this life. Peace is worth more than all worldly possessions; in addition, God rewards it even in this life.
Vincent De Paul quotes: Let us do our duty well; let us go straight to God; let us work to become very humble, very patient, very mortified, and very charitable. Let us do our duty well; let us go straight to God; let us work to become very humble, very patient, very mortified, and very charitable.
Vincent De Paul quotes: It is not easy to find perfect men in whom there is nothing to criticize. It is not easy to find perfect men in whom there is nothing to criticize.
Vincent De Paul quotes: I cannot think of the results of your labors without shame at the little we do. I cannot think of the results of your labors without shame at the little we do.
Vincent De Paul quotes: It will be easier for you to bring him around to where you want him more by gentleness and patience than by being too uncompromising. It will be easier for you to bring him around to where you want him more by gentleness and patience than by being too uncompromising.
Vincent De Paul quotes: It is not light they need but strength, and strength permeates through the external balm of words and good example. It is not light they need but strength, and strength permeates through the external balm of words and good example.
Vincent De Paul quotes: Make an effort to serve good bread and good meat and not to sell the better wine so as to serve what is inferior ... Make an effort to serve good bread and good meat and not to sell the better wine so as to serve what is inferior ...
Vincent De Paul quotes: Noise makes no good, good makes no noise. Noise makes no good, good makes no noise.
Vincent De Paul quotes: [I]t is His good pleasure that we remain always in the holy joy of His love ... [I]t is His good pleasure that we remain always in the holy joy of His love ...
Vincent De Paul quotes: [T]hose persons who console you today may humiliate you tomorrow. [T]hose persons who console you today may humiliate you tomorrow.
Vincent De Paul quotes: With whose imperfections will you bear, and what insult are you capable of enduring, if a thoughtless word from your own Superior is unbearable? With whose imperfections will you bear, and what insult are you capable of enduring, if a thoughtless word from your own Superior is unbearable?
Vincent De Paul quotes: Remember, Monsieur, that Saint Augustine says that a person who does not obey the doctors is doing his best to kill himself. Remember, Monsieur, that Saint Augustine says that a person who does not obey the doctors is doing his best to kill himself.
Vincent De Paul quotes: Things arrange themselves with time. Only God can have everything to His liking; His servants should act as Our Lord did. Things arrange themselves with time. Only God can have everything to His liking; His servants should act as Our Lord did.
Vincent De Paul quotes: That's what our Rules engage us to do, to help poor persons, our lords and masters. That's what our Rules engage us to do, to help poor persons, our lords and masters.