As You Really Are
You are not more holy, because you are praised; neither are you more vile, because you are blamed.
For you are what you are, neither can you be made better by what others say than what God sees you to be.
-The Imitation of Christ.
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