” Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself. “


” Half an hour’s meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed. “


” Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections. “


” When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time. “


” Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly. “


” Be who you are and be that well. “


” Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs. “


” 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. “



All 8 Saint Francis de Sales Quotes about You in picture


Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.
Half an hour
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.
When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
Be who you are and be that well.
Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.
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.

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