1. 10

    Spare me through your mercy, do not punish me through your justice.

    68
  2. 9

    Idleness is the enemy of the soul.

    68
  3. 8

    I believe in order that I may understand.

    83
  4. 7

    A Prayer of Anselm My God, I pray that I may so know you and love you that I may rejoice in you. And if I may not do so fully in this life let me go steadily on to the day when I come to that fullness . . . Let me receive That which you promised through your truth, that my joy may be full.

    85
  5. 6

    God often works more by the life of the illiterate seeking the things that are God's, than by the ability of the learned seeking the things that are their own.

    92
  6. 5

    A single Mass offered for oneself during life may be worth more than a thousand celebrated for the same intention after death.

    103
  7. 4

    God is that, the greater than which cannot be conceived.

    153
  8. 3

    Remove grace, and you have nothing whereby to be saved. Remove free will and you have nothing that could be saved.

    164
  9. 2

    God does not delay to hear our prayers because He has no mind to give; but that, by enlarging our desires, He may give us the more largely.

    177
  10. 1

    For I do not seek to understand in order to believe, but I believe in order to understand. For I believe this: unless I believe, I will not understand.

    255
  11. Last Update: 22 June 2021

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