Francisco Palau Quotes (1 quote)
“God's great work in man takes place in the Interior. The order that appears and is shown outside is the work and effect of the order inside.”
Letter to Juana Gratia (1857)
“Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak without hypocrisy.”
Martí : Thoughts/Pensamientos (1994)
“As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?”
―Alexis de Tocqueville
Letter to Ernest de Chabrol, 9 June 1831 Tocqueville Reader, p. 41
“I know not where His islands lift
Their fronded palms in air;
I only know I cannot drift
Beyond His love and care.”
―John Greenleaf Whittier
The eternal Goodness, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
“Man is his own star, and the soul that can
Render an honest and a perfect man
Commands all light, all influence, all fate.
Nothing to him falls early, or too late.
Our acts our angels are, or good or ill,
Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.”
The Honest Man's Fortune, (1613; published 1647)
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Picture Source: WikipediaFrancisco Palau
Born: December 29, 1811
Died: March 20, 1872 (aged 60)
Bio: Blessed Francis Palau y Quer is a beatified Discalced Carmelite Spanish priest. He founded The School of the Virtue -- which was a model of catechetical teaching for adult persons at Barcelona. In 1860-61, he also founded a mixed Congregation of Third Order of Discalced Carmelites, both Brothers and Sisters, in Balearic Islands.