BE careful to speak with simplicity, avoiding all affectation; with humility, abstaining from all words of pride and vain-glory; with sweetness, never uttering a word that savours of impatience; with moderation, by not being the first to give your opinion; with modesty, by not interrupting.
From Thoughts from St Alphonsus for Every Day
Compiled by Rev. C. McNeiry, C.SS.R.
Imprimatur: Joseph Hull, C.SS.R., Prov. Angl. Sup.
Nihil Obstat: Innocentlus Apap, O.P., S.T.M., Censor Deptutatus.
Imprimatur: Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius Generalis.
Westmonasterii, Die 9a Junii, 1927.
First published 1927