DELANY, Patrick Quotes
(1686-1768), Irish divine
Paying of debts is, next to the grace of God, the best means of delivering you from a thousand temptations to vanity and sin.—Pay your debts, and you will not have wherewithal to buy costly toys or pernicious pleasures.—Pay your debts, and you will not have what to lose to a gamester.—Pay your debts, and you will of necessity abstain from many indulgences that war against the spirit and bring you into captivity to sin, and cannot fail to end in your utter destruction, both of soul and body.
Humility is the truest abstinence in the world.—It is abstinence from self-love and self-conceit, from vaunting our own praise and exploits, from ambition and avarice, the strongest propensities of our nature, and consequently is the noblest self-denial.
Think all you speak, but speak not all you think.—Thoughts are your own; your words are so no more.