It is not then a case for tears that we have so much work to do for our souls, for we need great courage to go ever onwards (since we must never stop), and much resolution to restrain our desires. Observe carefully this precept that all the Saints have given to those who would emulate them: to speak little, or not at all, of yourself and your own interests.
- St. Francis de Sales
You will only love God in proportion as you learn to suffer silently and to prefer Him to every created thing.
- Blessed Margaret Mary