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Now among all passions inflicted from without, death holds the first place, just as sexual concupiscences are chief among internal passions. Consequently, when a man conquers death and things directed to death, his is a most perfect victory.
–Saint Thomas Aquinas
Of all the animals, man is the only that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it. It is a trait that is not known to the higher animals.
–Samuel Langhorne Clemens
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
Fortune is not satisfied with inflicting one calamith.
Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.
I suffer more from the humiliations inflicted by my country than from those inflicted on her.
Inflictions – "Affliction"
Come then, affliction, if my Father wills, and be my frowning friend. A friend that frowns is better than a smiling enemy.
Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish.
When something an affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.
Affliction is not sent in vain from the good God who chastens those that he loves.
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Descrizione libro ICON Group International, Inc., 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 164 pages. 9.00x7.00x0.37 inches. This item is printed on demand. Codice libro della libreria zk054678965X