quote by Jane Frances de Chantal

There is no danger if our prayer is without words or reflection because the good success of prayer depends neither on words nor on study. It depends upon the simple raising of our minds to God, and the more simple and stripped of feeling it is, the surer it is.

— Jane Frances de Chantal

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I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.

There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.

There is no surer mark of the absence of the highest moral and intellectual qualities than a cold reception of excellence.

There is no surer means of calling down God's blessing upon the family than the daily recitation of the Rosary.


Each man must learn his own ideal and try to accomplish it: that is a surer way of progress than to take the ideas of another.

Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.

A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not stake their own.

There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt.

Character assassination is at once easier and surer than physical assault;

and it involves far less risk for the assassin. It leaves him free to commit the same deed over and over again, and may, indeed, win him the honors of a hero in the country of his victims.


The future of poetry is immense, because in poetry, where it is worthy of its high destinies, our race, as time goes on, will find an ever surer and surer stay ... More and more mankind will discover that we have to turn to poetry to interpret life for us, to console us, to sustain us.

Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer.

There cannot be a surer proof of low origin, or of an innate meanness of disposition, than to be always talking and thinking of being genteel.

Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority.

The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong.

You are much surer that you are doing good when you pay money to those who work, as the recompense of their labor, than when you give money merely in charity.


Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.

When you believe that you cannot stitch your own heart back together, go to work on the hearts of other people; there is no surer way to repair yourself than to repair them.

There ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them. - Mark Twain, author Making the team is one thing, becoming a team is another.

Everything that is great in life is the product of slow growth;

the newer, and greater, and higher, and nobler the work, the slower is its growth, the surer is its lasting success. Mushrooms attain their full power in a night; oaks require decades. A fad lives its life in a few weeks; a philosophy lives through generations and centuries.

Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.


There is perhaps no surer road to peace than the one that starts from little islands and oases of genuine kindness, islands and oases constantly growing in number and being continually joined together until eventually they ring the world.

There is apparently no surer way of turning a thing into its opposite than by exaggerating it

A people without a language of its own is only half a nation.

A nation should guard its language more than its territories, 'tis a surer barrier and a more important frontier than mountain or river.

By preaching the doctrine that nothing is to be admired except steel and concrete, one merely makes it a little surer that human beings will have no outlet for their surplus energy except in hatred and leader worship.

There is no surer or more illuminating way of reading a man's character, and perhaps a little of his past history, than by observing the contexts in which he prefers to use certain words.


When it comes to scientific matters the ready talkers simply run riot.

There are a lot of pseudo-scientists who with a little technical jargon to spatter through their talk are always getting in the limelight... The less they know the surer they are about it.

There is no surer evidence of an unconverted state than to have the things of the world uppermost in our aim, love, and estimation.

Truly, that reason upon which we plume ourselves, though it may answer for little things, yet for great decisions is hardly surer than a toss up.

As a rule, there is no surer way to the dislike of men than to behave well where they have behaved badly.

Grandma cheated whenever she could. She cheated because it was a much more scientific and surer way of winning than trusting to luck.


There is held to be no surer test of civilization than the increase per head of the consumption of alcohol and tobacco. Yet alcohol and tobacco are recognizable poisons, so that their consumption has only to be carried far enough to destroy civilization altogether.

And this week, I am proposing legislation to strengthen our Open Records laws to make public access to our public records surer, faster, and more comprehensive.

Smells are surer than sounds or sights To make your heartstrings crack.

One thing's sure and nothing surer. The rich get richer and the poor get- children

Love is like liquor, the drunker and more impotent you are, the stronger and smarter you think yourself and the surer you are of your rights.

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