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SAINT JEROME (EUSEBIUS HIERONYMUS SOPHRONIUS, CALLED HIERONYMUS)
Roman theologian and religious leader
(345 - 420)

Be always employed about some rational thing, that the devil find thee not idle.
      - [Employment]

Be ever engaged, so that whenever the devil calls he may find you occupied.
      - [Proverbs]

If an offence come out of the truth better is it that the offence come, than the truth be concealed.
      - [Truth]

Keep doing some kind of work, that the devil may always find you employed.
  [Lat., Facito aliquid operis, ut semper te diabolus inveniat occupatum.]
      - [Work]

Let us learn upon earth those things which can call us to heaven.
      - [Piety]

Let your daughter have first of all the book of Psalms for holiness of heart, and be instructed in the Proverbs of Solomon for her godly life.
      - [Bible]

Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel's face.
      - [Misfortune]

No one loves to tell of scandal except to him who loves to hear it. Learn, then, to rebuke and check the detracting tongue by showing that you do not listen to it with pleasure.
      - [Scandal]

Nothing gives us a greater idea of our soul, than that God has given us, at the moment of our birth, an angel to take care of it.
      - [Soul]

Quick enough, if good enough.
  [Lat., Sat cito, si sat bene.]
      - Epistle (LXVI, par. 9), (Valler's ed.)
        [Haste]

Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
  [Lat., Noli equi dentes inspicere donati.]
      - On the Epistle to the Ephesians
        [Gifts : Proverbs]


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