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Monseigneur Zamet, a spiritual director of the Abbess Mère Angélique of Port Royal, wrote her: "I beseech you to occupy yourself less with virtue than you do, for you are too much attached to it, and more concerned with it than God asks you to be. It will never be by your cares or your attention to yourself that you will be virtuous. It is a gift from on high, for which more than your industry is needed." This wise man also wrote: "If her angers displease her, let her endure them in that they are very excellent for ruining her self-love." He also told her that it was madness to be so much obsessed with one's own unworthiness that one refused grace.

-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 5: Balancing the Paths > # 124

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