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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.

"We must not be behind time in doing good; for death will not be behind his time. "
St Phillip Neri

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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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"Though the path is plain and smooth for people of good will, those who walk it will not travel far, and will do so only with difficulty if they do not have good feet, courage, and tenacity of spirit. "
St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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