TOP 10 BEST CYPRIAN QUOTES

Be constantly committed to prayer or to reading [Scripture]; by praying, you speak to God, in reading, God speaks to you.

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It is a bad world, Donatus, an incredibly bad world. But I have discovered in the midst of it a quiet and good people who have learned the great secret of life. They have found a joy and wisdom which is a thousand times better than any of the pleasures of our sinful life. They are despised and persecuted, but they care not. They are masters of their souls. They have overcome the world. These people, Donatus, are Christians. . . and I am one of them.

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May all Christians be found worthy of either the pure white crown of a holy life or the royal red crown of martyrdom.

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Let us, then, who in Baptism have both died and been buried in respect to the carnal sins of the old man, who have risen again with Christ in the heavenly regeneration, both think upon and do the things that are Christ’s.

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Their property held them in chains…chains which shackled their courage and choked their faith and hampered their judgment and throttled their soul…If they stored up their treasure in heaven, they would not now have an enemy and a thief within their own household…They think of themselves as owners, whereas it is they rather who are owned: enslaved as they are to their own property, they are not the masters of their money but its slaves.

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This supernatural bread and this consecrated chalice are for the health and salvation of mankind.

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No one is strong in his own strength, but he is safe by the grace and mercy of God.

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In proportion to the size of the vessel of faith, brought by us to the Lord, is the measure we draw out of His overflowing grace.

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There is one God and one Christ, and one Church, and one chair founded on Peter by the word of the Lord. It is not possible to set up another altar or for there to be another priesthood besides that one altar and that one priesthood. Whoever has gathered elsewhere is scattering.

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If He prayed who was without sin, how much more it becometh a sinner to pray!

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Before all things, the Teacher of Peace and the Master of Unity would not have prayer made singly and individually, as for one who prays only for himself. For we do not say, “My Father, who art in heaven”… Our prayer is public and common; and when we pray, we pray not for one, but for the whole people, because we the whole people are one.

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If a murder is committed privately it is considered a crime. But if it happens with the authority of the state, they call it courage.

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Custom is often only the antiquity of error.

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The world is going mad in mutual extermination, and murder, considered as a crime when committed individually, becomes a virtue when it is committed by large numbers. It is the multiplication of the frenzy that assures impunity to the assassins.

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Think not that you are thus maintaining the Gospel of Christ when you separate yourselves from the flock of Christ.

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But later, by the help of the water of new birth, the stain of former years was washed away, and a light from above – serene and pure – was infused into my reconciled heart. Then through the Spirit breathed from heaven, a second birth restored me to a new man.

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He [Christ] protects their faith and gives strength to believers in proportion to the trust that each man who receives that strength is willing to place in him.

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For the helmsman is recognized in the tempest; in the warfare the soldier is proved.

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And according as we say, “Our Father,” because He is The Father of those who understand and believe; so also we call it “our Bread,” because Christ is The Bread of those who are in union with His Body. And we ask that this Bread should be given to us daily, that we who are in Christ, and daily receive The Eucharist for the Food of Salvation, may not by the interposition of some heinous sin…be separated from Christ’s Body.

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Persevere in labors that lead to salvation. Always be busy in spiritual actions. In this way, no matter how often the enemy of our souls approaches, no matter how many times he may try to come near us, he’ll find our hearts closed and armed against him.

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The Lord withdraws when He is denied, and what is taken by the undeserving does not avail them unto salvation, since the saving grace is turned into ashes and holiness departs.

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When we pray to God with entire assurance, it is Himself who has given us the spirit of prayer.

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Since the baptismal rebirth takes place only with the one Bride of Christ, where could he be born who is not a son of the Church?

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Whatever a man prefers to God, that he makes a god to himself.

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The beard must not be plucked. ‘You will not deface the figure of your beard’.

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