Whatever you do, do it with intelligence, and keep the end in view.
Love is swift, sincere, pious, joyful, generous, strong, patient, faithful, prudent, long-suffering, courageous, and never seeking its own; for wheresoever a person seeketh his own, there he falleth from love.
Activate yourself to duty by remembering your position, who you are, and what you have obliged yourself to be.
The better you understand yourself the less cause you will find to love yourself.
Don't think so much about who is for or against you, rather give all your care, that God be with you in everything you do.
It is much safer to obey, than to govern.
If your heart were sincere and upright, every creature would be unto you a looking-glass of life and a book of holy doctrine.
The enemy is more easily overcome if he be not suffered to enter the door of our hearts, but be resisted without the gate at his first knock.
First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.