St Jerome Quote

“The friendship that can cease has never been real.”
― Saint Jerome

 

 

“The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.”
― Saint Jerome

 

 

“The Scriptures are shallow enough for a babe to come and drink without fear of drowning and deep enough for a theologians to swim in without ever touching the bottom” St. Jerome”
― St. Jerome

 

“Beauty when unadorned is adorned the most.”
― St. Jerome

 

“Early impressions are hard to eradicate from the mind. When once wool has been dyed purple, who can restore it to its previous whiteness?”
― Saint Jerome

 

“Everything must have in it a sharp seasoning of truth.”
― St. Jerome

 

 

“Begin now to be what you will be hereafter.”
― St Jerome

 

“Never look a gift horse in the mouth.”
― St. Jerome

 

“It is worse still to be ignorant of your ignorance. ”
― Saint Jerome

 

 

“Jerome then speaks of the unity of the sacred books. ” Whatever, ” he asserts, ” we read in the Old Testament we find also in the Gospel; and what we read in the Gospel is deduced from the Old Testament. There is no discord between them, no disagreement.”
― Jerome

 

“The battering-ram of natural affection which so often shatters faith must recoil powerless from the wall of the Gospel.”
― Jerome

 

 

“For it is good to cleave to God, and to put our hopes in the Lord, so that, when we have exchanged this poor life for the kingdom of heaven, we may cry aloud: ‘Whom have I in heaven but thee? There is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.’ Assuredly, when we have found such wealth in heaven, we may well grieve to have sought after poor passing pleasures here on earth.”
― St. Jerome

 

 

“You should never boast of what your friends think of you. That is true testimony which comes from the lips of foes. On the contrary, if a friend speaks in your behalf he will be considered not as a witness but a judge or a partisan.”
― Jerome

 

“The one unbeliever is sanctified by his holy and believing family. For, when a man is surrounded by a believing crowd of children and grandchildren, he is as good as a candidate for the faith.”
― Jerome

 

 

“All that the saints say is a prayer to God; their whole prayer and supplication a strong wrestling for the pity of God, so that we, who by our own strength and zeal cannot be saved, may be preserved by His mercy.”
― Jerome

 

 

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.”
― St. Jerome

 

 

“they will learn how much better it is, when one is uninformed, to put questions than to make assertions;”
― Jerome

 

 

“It is no small merit in God’s eyes to bring up children well.”
― Jerome

 

“Good, better, best, never let it rest ’til the good is the better, and the better is the best”
― St. Jerome

 

 

“Read often, learn all that you can. Let sleep overcome you, the roll still in your hands; when your head falls, let it be on the sacred page.”
― Jerome

 

“What, pray, can be more sacred than this sacred mystery? What can be more delightful than the pleasure found therein? What food, what honey can be sweeter than to learn of God’s wise plan, to enter into His sanctuary and gaze on the mind of the Creator, and to rehearse the words of your Lord, which, though derided by the wise of this world, are really full of spiritual wisdom! Let the others, if they will, have their wealth, and drink from jewelled cups, be clad in silk, and bask in popular applause, as if they could not exhaust their riches in all kinds of pleasures. Our delight shall be to meditate on the Law of the Lord day and night, to knock at His door when it is not open, to receive the bread of the Trinity, and, with our Lord going before us, to walk on the billows of the world.”
― St. Jerome

 

“the liberty of the soul is lost through the windows of the eyes,”
― Jerome

 

“if need arises for holding converse with men, do not shun having witnesses, and let your conversation be marked with such confidence that the entry of a third person shall neither startle you nor make you blush.”
― Jerome

 

“Knowledge, when it is of the right kind, is the handmaid to love, for without love ” knowledge puffs up,”
― Jerome

 

 

“The best advice I can give you is this. Church tradition – especially when they do not run counter to the Faith – are to be observed in the form in which previous generations have handed them down.”
― Jerome

 

“although all debts in word, deed, and thought were washed away in baptism. He, then, who sees aright, sees whence, and when, and where he must hope for that perfection to which nothing can be added.”
― Jerome

 

“On one side self-indulgence presses me hard; on another covetousness strives to make an inroad; my belly wishes to be a God to me, in place of Christ,”
― Jerome

 

“To will and to run are mine, but they will cease to be mine unless God brings me His continual aid.”
― Jerome

 

 

“Overcome as much as you can—nay even more than you can—the sensitiveness of your mind and check the copious flow of your tears. Else your deep affection for your nephew may be construed by unbelievers as indicating despair of God. You must regretim not as dead but as absent. You must seem to be looking for him rather than have lost him.”
― Jerome

 

 

“For it is eloquence all the same whether few things are said in many words, or many things in few words.”
― Jerome

 

 

“Evangelium Secundum Lucam – Chapter 24 The Gospel According To Luke 1 una autem sabbati valde diluculo venerunt ad monumentum portantes quae paraverant aromata And on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared. 2 et invenerunt lapidem revolutum a monumento And they found the stone rolled back from the sepulchre. 3 et ingressae non invenerunt corpus Domini Iesu And going in, they found not the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 et factum est dum mente consternatae essent de isto ecce duo viri steterunt secus illas in veste fulgenti And it came to pass, as they were astonished in their mind at this, behold, two men stood by them, in shining apparel. 5 cum timerent autem et declinarent vultum in terram dixerunt ad illas quid quaeritis viventem cum mortuis And as they were afraid and bowed down their countenance towards the ground, they said unto them: Why seek you the living with the dead? 6 non est hic sed surrexit recordamini qualiter locutus est vobis cum adhuc in Galilaea esset He is not here, but is risen. Remember how he spoke unto you, when he was yet in Galilee,”
― Saint Jerome

 

 

“every one praises most what is within his reach,”
― Jerome

 

 

“When you believe you are excusing yourself, you are accusing yourself.”
― St. Jerome

 

“I do not ask for grace of style, I look for purity of soul: for with Christians it is the greatest of solecisms and of vices of style to introduce anything base either in word or action.”
― Jerome

 

 

“holy men only know what God reveals to them.”
― Jerome

 

“A mind willing to learn deserves commendation even when it has no teacher. What is of importance to me is not what you find but what you seek to find. Wax is soft and easy to mould even where the hands of craftsman and modeller are wanting to work it.”
― Jerome

 

 

“he who claims to believe in Christ must rejoice in all Christ’s judgments.”
― Jerome

 

 

“It is easier to guard against one who professes hostility than to make head against an enemy who lurks under the guise of a friend.”
― Jerome

 

 

“the wicked find it a consolation to carp at the good, supposing the guilt of sin to be less, in proportion as the number of those who commit it is greater.”
― Jerome

 

 

“Oh, unheard of compassion of the apostle! In seeking to make the Jews Christians, he himself became a Jew! For he could not have persuaded the luxurious to become temperate if he had not himself become luxurious like them;”
― Jerome

 

 

“faciamque in eis ultiones magnas arguens in furore et scient quia ego Dominus cum dedero vindictam meam super eos”
― Jerome

 

 

“there is no good in frequently seeing objects which may one day lead to your captivity, or in making trial of things which you would find it hard to do without.”
― Jerome

 

 

“human language is inadequate to the divine praise,”
― Jerome

 

 

“in the things of God we must look not at the work which we are able to accomplish, but at the spirit in which it is undertaken, and that he can never be at a loss for words who has believed on the Word.”
― Jerome

 

“A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept. Let those who will, allow gold to dazzle them and be borne along in splendor, their very baggage glittering with gold and silver. Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price. The friendship which can cease has never been real.”
― Jerome

 

“Heliodorus, tells me that there are many parts of the Scriptures which you seek and cannot find. But even if you have them all, affection is sure to assert its rights and to seek for itself more than it already has.”
― Jerome

 

 

“You know yourselves how slippery is the path of youth—a path on which I have myself fallen, and which you are now traversing not without fear.”
― Jerome

 

“And do ye tell it to those
who come after you, how
amid swords and deserts
and wild beasts, chastity
was never captive: and how
a man devoted to Christ may
die, but cannot be defeated.”
― St Jerome

 

 

“Let us go back a little farther and read on until we come to these words, for we must not seek to learn the whole meaning of the section, from the concluding parts of it, or, if I may so say, from the tail of the chapter.”
― Jerome

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