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143. The Parts of Temperance

1. The integral or quasi-integral parts of a virtue areconditions required by its nature as that virtue. There are twosuch integral partsof temperance: shamefacedness bywhich one recoils from the disgrace of intemperance, andhonesty by which one loves the beauty of temperance. Thesubjective parts of a virtue are its species, kinds, or types. Thesubjective parts of temperance are: abstinence, sobriety, chastity,purity. The potential parts of a virtue are other virtues alliedwith it or subordinate to it; these parts share the character ofthe virtue in question, yet they are not coextensive with it inscope, and they are not species or kinds of it. The potential partsof temperance are: continence, humility, meekness (or mildness),modesty.

"Happy is the youth, because he has time before him to do good. "
St Philip Neri

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"Lord, here burn, here cut, and dry up in me all that hinders me from going to You, that You may spare me in eternity."
St Louis Bertrand

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"Spiritual persons ought to be equally ready to experience sweetness and consolation in the things of God, or to suffer and keep their ground in drynesses of spirit and devotion, and for as long as God pleases, without their making any complaint about it."
St Philip Neri

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