You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.
Do not extinguish the lamp of Divine Grace and do not let the candle of wisdom die out in the darkness of lust and error.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind.
The very strength that protects the heart from injury is the strength that prevents the heart from enlarging to its intended greatness within. The song of the voice is sweet, but the song of the heart is the pure voice of heaven.