Do not let your deeds belie your words, lest when you speak in church someone may say to himself, "Why do you not practice what you preach?"

Non confundant opera tua sermonem tuum: ne cum in Ecclesia loqueris, tacitus quilibet respondeat, cur ergo haec quae dicis, ipse non facis?

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Original Citation

Saint Jerome. Letter to Nepotian. c. 394, sect. 7.

Current Citation

Saint Jerome. "Letter LII." Select Letters of Saint Jerome. Aeterna Press, 2015, sect. 7.