Quotes by St. Bernard

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Love seeks no cause beyond itself and no fruit; it is its own fruit, its own enjoyment. I love because I love; I love in order that I may love.

It is no great thing to be humble when you are brought low; but to be humble when you are praised is a great and rare attainment.
I believe though I do not comprehend, and I hold by faith what I cannot grasp with the mind.
Let no one believe that he has received the divine kiss, if he knows the truth without loving it or loves it without understanding it. But blessed is that kiss whereby not only is God recognized but also the Father is loved; for there is never full knowledge without perfect love.
The tears of those repenting are the wine of angels.
Slander is a poison which kills charity, both in the slanderer and the one who listens.

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