August 27, 2015

15 Quotes by Saints That Give Us Meaning & Hope

Orthodox Icon: Christ with the saints

Our wish, our object, our chief preoccupation must be to form Jesus in ourselves, to make his spirit, his devotion, his affections, his desire, and his disposition live and reign there
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— Saint John Eudes
You cannot please both God and the world at the same time.  They are utterly opposed to each other in their thoughts, their desires, and their actions.
— Saint John Vianney
You either belong wholly to the world or wholly to God.
 — Saint John Vianney
He who trusts himself is lost.  He who trusts in God can do all things.
— Saint Alphonsus Liguori
Virtue is nothing without the trial of temptation, for there is no conflict without an enemy, no victory without strife.
— Saint Leo the Great 
Charity is that with which no man is lost, and without which no man is saved.
— Saint Robert Bellarmine
Nothing is far from God.
— Saint Monica
Enjoy yourself as much as you like – if only you keep from sin.
— Saint John Bosco
This very moment I may, if I desire, become the friend of God.
— Saint Augustine
 What do you possess if you possess not God?
— Saint Augustine
He alone loves the Creator perfectly who manifests a pure love for his neighbor.
— Saint Bede the Venerable
Our own evil inclinations are far more dangerous than any external enemies.
— Saint Ambrose
No one heals himself by wounding another.
— Saint Ambrose
Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you.
— Saint Thomas Aquinas
Apart from the cross there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.
— Saint Rose of Lima

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