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Jacques Benigne Bossuet Quotes


French bishop
(1627 - 1704)

Honor is like the eye, which cannot suffer the least impurity without damage. - It is a precious stone, the price of which is lessened by a single flaw.
[Honor]
 

O death! We thank thee for the light that thou wilt shed upon our ignorance.
[Death]
 

The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
[Heart]
 

The spirit of the world has four kinds of spirits diametrically opposed to charity, resentment, aversion, jealousy, and indifferences.
[Charity]
 

The worst of enemies are flatterers, and the worst of flatterers are pleasures.
[Pleasure]
 

Thirty years of our Lord's life are hidden in these words of the gospel: "He was subject unto them."
[Obedience]