Quotes from St. John Bosco (533)

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"All armies are useless unless assisted by God."
- Don Bosco
(Quote #533, Jan. 05, 2011, Cat: Politics)
Tags: Armies, God
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"In 1848, I realized that if I wanted to get anywhere in doing some good, I had to put politics aside. From then on, I always shied away from politics and managed to do good without interference. In addition, I found help where I least expected it."
- Don Bosco
(Quote #532, Jan. 05, 2011, Cat: Politics)
Tags: Politics
"“Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God.” Therefore, according to the Gospel, any citizen can be a good Catholic – that is, side with Jesus Christ and the Pope, and do good to his fellow men – and at the same time side with Caesar, namely, observe the laws of the land, except when the rulers persecute religion or tyrannize the consciences and minds of citizens."
- Don Bosco
(Quote #531, Jan. 05, 2011, Category: Politics)
Tags: Ceasar, God, Gospel, Good Catholic, Jesus Christ, Pope, Law, Rulers
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"A Catholic priest has no politics but the Gospel and fears no recriminations."
- Don Bosco
(Quote #530, Jan. 05, 2011, Cat: Politics)
Tags: Priest, Politics, Gospel, Fear
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"The Coadjutors who belong to the Salesian Congregation must keep to the practices of piety listed in the rule. [1877]"
- Don Bosco
(Quote #529, Jan. 05, 2011, Cat: Piety)
Tags: Coadjutors, Brothers, Piety, Rule, Congregation
"Be brave and try to detach your heart from worldly things. Do your utmost to banish darkness from your mind and come to understand what true, selfless piety is. Through confession, endeavor to purify your heart of anything which may still taint it. Enliven your faith, which is essential to understand and achieve piety."
- Don Bosco
(Quote #528, Jan. 05, 2011, Category: Piety)
Tags: Bravery, Worldly Things, Darkness, Mind, True, Piety, Confession, Faith
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"Why is it that we have so little liking for spiritual things? This is because we love Jesus Crucified so little."
- Don Bosco
(Quote #527, Jan. 05, 2011, Cat: Piety)
Tags: Spiritual Things, Jesus, Crucified
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"The chief thing is to take the burden on one’s shoulders. As you press forward, it soon shakes down and the load is evenly distributed."
- Don Bosco
(Quote #526, Jan. 05, 2011, Cat: Perseverance)
Tags: Burden, Load
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"[In a moment of delirium, as he was dying]
Pray! Pray, but with faith – with living faith! Courage! Onward, ever onward!"
- Don Bosco
(Quote #525, Jan. 05, 2011, Cat: Perseverance)
Tags: Delirium, Pray, Faith, Courage, Onward
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"Do good while you still have time."
- Don Bosco
(Quote #524, Jan. 05, 2011, Cat: Perseverance)
Tags: Good, Time
A very special thank you to Sister Brittany for compiling this incredible list of quotes.