Quotes from Saints – Page 3

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Make yourself familiar with the Angels, and behold them frequently in spirit. Without being seen, they are present with you.
-St. Francis de Sales

Beside each believer stands an Angel as protector and shepherd, leading him to life.
-St. Basil the Great

When tempted, invoke your Angel. he is more eager to help you than you are to be helped! Ignore the devil and do not be afraid of him: He trembles and flees at the sight of your Guardian Angel.
-St. John Bosco

Here learn the science of the Saints: All is to be found in the passion of Jesus. Make every effort to remain hidden in the wounds of Jesus, and you will be enriched with every good and every true light, enabling you to fly to that Perfection which is consonant with your way of life.
-St. Paul of the Cross

The passion of Jesus is a sea of sorrows, but it is also an ocean of love. Ask the Lord to teach you to fish in this ocean. Dive into its depths. No matter how deep you go, you will never reach the bottom.
-St. Paul of the Cross

Make a little bouquet of the sufferings of Jesus and carry them in the bosom of the soul.
-St. Paul of the Cross

Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?
-St. Gerard Majella

We must pray without tiring, for the salvation of mankind does not depend on material success; nor on sciences that cloud the intellect. Neither does it depend on arms and human industries, but on Jesus alone.
-St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

Nothing seems tiresome or painful when you are working for a Master who pays well; who rewards even a cup of cold water given for love of Him.
-St. Dominic Savio

O Jesus, if I but considered attentively your immense solicitude for me, how greatly should I not excel in every virtue? Pardon me, O Jesus, so much carelessness, pardon such great ignorance. My God, Jesus my Love, Increated Goodness, what would have become of me if you had not drawn me to yourself? Open your heart to me, open to me your sacramental breast; I open mine to you.
-St Gemma Galgani

He who labors as he prays lifts his heart to God with his hands.
-St. Benedict of Nursia

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all men generously and without reproaching, and it will be given him.
-St. James

There are in truth three states of the converted: the beginning, the middle, and the perfection. In the beginning they experience the charms of sweetness; in the middle the contests of temptation; and in the end the fullness of perfection.
-Pope St. Gregory the Great

You can win more converts with a spoonful of honey than with a barrelful of vinegar.
-St. Francis de Sales

God passes through the thicket of the world, and wherever His glance falls He turns all things to beauty.
-St. John of the Cross

He who desires nothing but God is rich and happy.
-St. Alphonsus Liguori

God being infinite beauty, the soul united to Christ draws upon himself the admiring and tender gaze of the Angels, who, were they capable of any passion, would be filled with envy at his lot.
-Pope St. Pius X

God knows I am here. This is his will for me.
-Saint Jose Isabel Flores Varela

Those whose hearts are pure are the temples of the Holy Spirit.
-St. Lucy

Listen to the sermon preached to you by the flowers, the trees, the shrubs, the sky, and the whole world. Notice how they preach to you a sermon full of love, of praise of God, and how they invite you to glorify the sublimity of that sovereign Artist who has given them being.
-St. Paul of the Cross

The Cross is the way to Paradise, but only when it is borne willingly.
-St. Paul of the Cross

In uniting yourself to God’s will, you take on new life and gather great courage, willingly embracing the cross and kissing His hand even when it chastises you, a hand that reaches out to you in love and has no other intention but your greater spiritual well-being.
-St. Paul of the Cross

Peace and union are the most necessary of all things for men who live in common, and nothing serves so well to establish and maintain these as the forbearing charity whereby we put up with one another’s defects.
-St. Robert Bellermine

There is no one who is without faults, and who is not in some way a burden to others, whether he is a superior or a subject, an old man or a young one, a scholar or a dunce.
-St. Robert Bellermine

He who desires anything but God deceives himself, and he who loves anything but God errs miserably.
-St. Philip Neri

Give me ten truly detached men. and I will convert the world with them.
-St. Philip Neri

Remember that the Devil doesn’t sleep, but seeks our ruin in a thousand ways.
-St. Angela Merici

We must practice modesty, not only in our looks, but also in our whole deportment, and particularly in our dress, our walk, our conversation, and all similar actions.
-St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

What will be the crown of those who, humble within and humiliated without, have imitated the humility of our Savior in all its fullness!
-St. Bernadette

If we wish to keep peace with our neighbor, we should never remind anyone of his natural defects.
-St. Philip Neri

Not the goods of the world, but God. Not riches, but God. Not honors, but God. Not distinction, but God. Not dignities, but God. Not advancement, but God. God always and in everything.
-St. Vincent Pallotti

Whatever you do, think not of yourself, but of God.
-St. Vincent Ferrer

Christ said, “I am the Truth”; he did not say “I am the custom.”
-St. Toribio

Nothing is far from God.
-St. Monica

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