25 August 2011

Lanspergius the Carthusian - Short Meditations I

Have as watchful a care as you can over your tongue, and restrain it from all liberty; let it utter nothing but that which is necessary and well thought of before, and in as few words as is possible for you to comprehend the shame, with all modesty and meekness, and without any great noise or loud speaking, flying and cutting off, by all the means you are able, anything that may either occasion or procure you to speak.