St. Francis de Sales (August 21, 1567 - December 28, 1622)
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Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St. Francis de Sales
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Be who you are and be that well.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.
Those who love to be feared fear to be loved, and they themselves are more afraid than anyone, for whereas other men fear only them, they fear everyone.
If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.
Paul has always been my kind of driver. He doesn't take anything off anybody, and there's nobody I'd rather have in the car when it comes down to the last lap.
While women weep, as they do now, I'll fight; while children go hungry, as they do now I'll fight; while men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now, I'll fight; while there is a drunkard left, while there is a poor lost girl upon the streets, while there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I'll fight, I'll fight to the very end!