Don't be afraid of reprimands
Ninthly, in communities even the best regulated, we sometimes find souls who cannot suffer the least charitable admonition. Persons tainted with this miserable defect should daily turn back to the alphabet of the religious life, whose first and last letters are humility. Woe to him who blushes at a reasonable correction. Such conduct would lead others to doubt of his virtue, and prevent them from speaking the truth to him in future. He will stagnate in his faults, if he always takes ill the re marks made for their correction. (...)
We do not love people so much for the good they have done us, as for the good we do them.
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.