My Favorite Quotes
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 St. Teresa of Avila - “We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can -- namely, surrender our will and fulfill God's will in us.”
 St. Teresa of Avila - “It is here, my daughters, that love is to be found -- not hidden away in corners but in the midst of occasions of sin. And believe me, although we may more often fail and commit small lapses, our gain will be incomparably the greater.”
 St. Teresa of Avila - “Learn to self-conquest, persevere thus for a time, and you will perceive very clearly the advantage which you gain from it. As soon you apply yourself to orison, you will at once feel your senses gather themselves together they seem like bees which return to the hive and there shut themselves up to work at the making of honey. At the first call of the will, they come back more and more quickly. At last, after countless exercises, of this kind, God disposes them to a state of utter rest and of perfect contemplation.”
 St. Teresa of Avila - “To have courage for whatever comes in life -- everything lies in that.”
 St. Teresa of Avila - “. . . about the injunction of the Apostle Paul that women should keep silent in church Don't go by one text only.”
 St. Teresa of Avila - “How is it, Lord, that we are cowards in everything save in opposing Thee”
 St. Teresa of Avila - “Patient enduranceAttaineth to all thingsWho God possessethIn nothing is wantingAlone God sufficeth.”
 St. Teresa of Avila - “It is true that we cannot be free from sin, but at least let our sins not be always the same . . .”
 St. Teresa of Avila - “I only wish I could write with both hands, so as not to forget one thing while I am saying another.”
 St. Teresa of Avila - “If we plant a flower or a shrub and water it daily it will grow so tall that in time we shall need a spade and a hoe to uproot it. It is just so, I think, when we commit a fault, however small, each day, and do not cure ourselves of it.”
 St. Teresa of Avila - “Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.”
 St. Teresa of Avila - “Untilled soil, however fertile it may be, will bear thistles and thorns and so it is with man's mind.”
 St. Teresa of Avila - “Remember that you have only one soul that you have only one death to die that you have only one life. . . . If you do this, there will be many things about which you care nothing.”
 St. Teresa of Avila - “How is it that there are not many who are led by sermons to forsake open sin Do you know what I think That is because preachers have too much worldly wisdom.”
 Saint Teresa of Avila - “I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him.”
 Saint Teresa of Avila - “More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.”
 Saint Teresa of Avila - “Do you think it is only a little thing to possess a house from which lovely things can be seen”
 Saint Teresa of Avila - “I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible.”
 Saint Teresa of Avila - “The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too.”
 Saint Teresa of Avila - “Let nothing disturb thee, Nothing affright thee All things are passing God never changeth Patient endurance Attaineth to all things. Who God possesseth In nothing is wanting Alone God sufficeth.”
 Saint Teresa of Avila - “Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people's, if we are always criticizing trivial actions which often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives.”