“People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.”
“Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.”
“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.”
“If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don’t accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.”
“If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.”
“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.”
“For it is in giving that we receive.”
“Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.”
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is Hatred, let me sow Love.
Where there is Injury, Pardon.
Where there is Doubt, Faith.
Where there is Despair, Hope.
Where there is Darkness, Light, and
Where there is Sadness, Joy.
“O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much
seek to be consoled as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
And it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.”
St. Francis of Assisi
“It is not hard to obey when we love the one whom we obey.”
“Teach us to give and not to count the cost.”
“The safest and most suitable form of penance seems to be that which causes pain in the flesh but does not penetrate to the bones, that is, which causes suffering but not sickness.”
“True, I am in love with suffering, but I do not know if I deserve the honor.”
“We should always be disposed to believe that that which appears white is really black, if the hierarchy of the Church so decides.”
“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.”
“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.”
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
“Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world.”
“We must have a real living determination to reach holiness. ”I will be a saint” means I will despoil myself of all that is not God; I will strip my heart of all created things; I will live in poverty and detachment; I will renounce my will, my inclinations, my whims and fancies, and make myself a willing slave to the will of God.”
Mother Teresa 1910-1997, Albanian-born Roman Catholic Missionary
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