Quote of the day, 13 February: St. John of the Cross

Conquering the tongue is better than fasting on bread and water.

Saint John of the Cross
Sayings of Light and Love, 170

John of the Cross, St. 1991, The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross, Revised Edition, translated from the Spanish by Kavanaugh, K and Rodriguez, O with revisions and introductions by Kavanaugh, K, ICS Publications, Washington DC.

Featured image: Gossip, Giovanni Boldini (Italian, 1842–1931), oil on wood 1873, Metropolitan Museum of Art (Public domain).

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