Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue.
There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.
Friendships begun in this world will be taken up again, never to be broken off.
Retire at various times into the solitude of your own heart, even while outwardly engaged in discussions or transactions with others, and talk to God.
When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.
Through devotion, your family cares become more peaceful, mutual love between husband and wife becomes more sincere, the service we owe to the prince more faithful, and our work, no matter what it is, becomes more pleasant and agreeable.
A good discourse is that from which nothing can be retrenched without cutting into the quick.
Those who love to be feared fear to be loved.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.
There are no galley-slaves in the royal vessel of divine love – every man works his oar voluntarily!