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140. The Precepts of Fortitude

1. All divine laws which direct man towards heaven areprecepts of fortitude inasmuch as the way to heaven is beset withtemptations and dangers that a man must steadfastly overcome.

2. The virtues annexed to fortitude-patience,perseverance, magnanimity, constancy-involve laws of virtuousprocedure in the face of hardships and perils, and are thusprecepts of fortitude.

"A single act of uniformity with the divine will suffices to make a saint."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"The one thing necessary which Jesus spoke of to Martha and Mary consists in hearing the word of God and living by it."
R. Garrigou-Lagrange, OP

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"What good does it do to speak learnedly about the Trinity if, lacking humility, you displease the Trinity? Indeed it is not learning that makes a man holy and just, but a virtuous life makes him pleasing to God. "
Thomas á Kempis

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