Slander is worse than cannibalism.
Hell is paved with priests' skulls.
Riches are not forbidden, but the pride of them is.
Men have the power of thinking that they may avoid sin.
Nothing is more fallacious than wealth. It is a hostile comrade, a domestic enemy.
The highest point of philosophy is to be both wise and simple; this is the angelic life.
Poor human reason, when it trusts in itself, substitutes the strangest absurdities for the highest divine concepts.
And all men are ready to pass judgement on the priest as if he was not a being clothed with flesh, or one who inherited a human nature.
When one is required to preside over the Church, and be entrusted with the care of so many souls, the whole female sex must retire before the magnitude of the task, and the majority of men also.