A man takes contradiction and advice much more easily than people think, only he will not bear it when violently given, even though it is well founded. Hearts are flowers, they remain open to the softly falling dew, but shut up in the violent downpour of rain.
From Principles and Practices
Compiled by Rev. J. Hogan of The Catholic Missionary Society
Published by Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., Publishers To The Holy See
Nihil Obstat; Eduardus J. Mahoney, S.T.D. Censor deputatus.
Imprimatur; Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius generalis.
First printed in 1930