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6. If the words of a prayer do not penetrate into the soul, then even tears will not cleanse it outwardly.

13. A Christian who is a genuine believer in God must not yield to careless indifference, but must always be ready for temptations and be ready to meet them; and when they do come, not be agitated and annoyed but endure the sorrow gratefully.

21. Do not burden yourself with even a small sin, and then a large one will not vanquish you, because it does not happen that a large sin evolves before a small one.

23. People that are not predisposed toward repentance sin more frequently, while those who sin against their will, repent easier. Moreover, they have less need for this.

23. Do not get angry with the person that through his accusation exposed a covert evil within you ó but seeing the ejected impurity, condemn yourself and thank God for arranging this so providentially.

27. Censure stimulates the soulís energy while praise weakens it and makes it sluggish toward good deeds.

29. Neither sinner nor righteous are free from sorrow; however, the former laments that he is not completely free from sin, while the latter, that he has not yet mastered all the virtues.

30. Just as a self-opinionated person does not notice his failings, thus the wisely humble not his good qualities. The failings of the first hide an ignorance that is evil, while the ignorance of the second is agreeable to God.

30. Just as a merchant without money is not a merchant, even though he was very capable in his trade: so a person committed to a path without humility will not see any favorable fruits of virtue, even though he relied heavily on his intellect.

36. It is not only essential that a good deed be performed with a worthy disposition, but that the person accomplishes it properly, ie. he consider the time and its scope. 

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