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    Saint Jerome Quotes

    church father & saint

    Quotes by Saint Jerome

    • It is worse still to be ignorant of your ignorance.
    • The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.
    • A fat paunch never breeds fine thoughts.
      Letter
    • An unstable pilot steers a leaking ship, and the blind is leading the blind straight to the pit. The ruler is like the ruled.
      Letter
    • Do not let your deeds belie your words, lest when you speak in church someone may say to himself, 'Why do you not practice what you preach?'
      Letter
    • No athlete is crowned but in the sweat of his brow.
      Letter
    • The fact is that my native land is a prey to barbarism, that in it men's only God is their belly, that they live only for the present, and that the richer a man is the holier he is held to be.
      Letter
    • The friendship that can cease has never been real.
      Letter
    • The scars of others should teach us caution.
      Letter
    • When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting.
      Letter
    • The line, often adopted by strong men in controversy, of justifying the means by the end.
      Letter 48
    • Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
      On the Epistle to the Ephesians
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