Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The habit of being happy

The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.
                                                           --Robert Louis Stevenson 

Monday, August 29, 2011


Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less.
                                       --Robert E. Lee 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Love is the emblem

Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
--Anne Louise Germaine de Stael

Saturday, August 27, 2011


Love is not written on paper, for paper can be erased. Nor is it etched on stone, for stone can be broken. But it is inscribed on a heart and there it shall remain forever.
--Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Be faithful

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
--Mother Teresa

Monday, August 22, 2011

He who prays

He who prays and labors lifts his heart to God with his hands.
--Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Saturday, August 20, 2011


True love grows by sacrifice and the more thoroughly the soul rejects natural satisfaction the stronger and more detached its tenderness becomes. 
--Saint Therese of Lisieux

Friday, August 19, 2011

At the center

God is at the center of our souls and there He waits to converse as a friend with us.
--Father Yves le Roux

(Happy birthday, dear Emilie!)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

God is awake

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.

--Victor Hugo

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.
--Blaise Pascal

Friday, August 12, 2011


Peace is the first thing the angels sang. Peace is the mark of the sons of God. Peace is the nurse of love. Peace is the mother of unity. Peace is the rest of blessed souls. Peace is the dwelling place of eternity.
--Pope Saint Leo the Great

Friday, August 5, 2011

In the light

To him who waits all things reveal themselves, provided that he has the courage not to deny in the darkness what he has seen in the light. 
--Coventry Patmore

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.