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Whatever you are doing, that which makes you feel the most alive...that is where God is.
Pray as if God will take care of all; act as if all is up to you.
All the things in this world are gifts of God, created for us, to be the means by which we can come to know him better, love him more surely, and serve him more faithfully.
For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who disbelieve, no amount of proof is sufficient.
He who carries God in his heart bears Heaven with him wherever he goes.
He who goes about to reform the world must begin with himself, or he loses his labor.
It is not hard to obey when we love the one whom we obey.
Love ought to show itself in deeds more than in words.
To conquer himself is the greatest victory that man can gain.
Let us work as if success depended upon ourselves alone, but with heartfelt conviction that we are doing nothing, and God everything.
If God causes you to suffer much, it is a sign that He certainly intends to make you a saint.
If our church is not marked by caring for the poor, the oppressed, the hungry, we are guilty of heresy.
Finding God in All Things.
Occupy yourself in beholding and bewailing your own imperfections rather than contemplating the imperfections of others.
Truth always ends by victory; it is not unassailable, but invincible.
Discouragement is not from God.
Let your modesty be a sufficient incitement, yea, an exhortation to everyone to be at peace on their merely looking at you.
Stand firm and immovable as an anvil when it is beaten upon.
The principal end both of my father and of myself in the conquest of India... has been the propagation of the holy Catholic faith.
As for joy, as little as one can have of it in this life, experience shows that it is not the idle who possess it, but those who are zealous in the service of God.
Sin is unwillingness to trust that what God wants for me is only my deepest happiness.
For those who love, nothing is too difficult, especially when it is done for the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
If one fears men much he will never do anything great for God: all that one does for God arouses persecution.
He who is devout to the Virgin Mother will certainly never be lost.
No idle word should be uttered. I understand a word to be idle when it serves no good purpose, either for myself or for another, and was not intended to do so.
SPIRITUAL EXERCISES whereby to conquer oneself, and order one's life, without being influenced in one's decision by any inordinate affection.
You have given it all to me. To you, Lord, I return it. Everything is yours; do with it what you will. Give me only your love and grace. That is enough for me.
May the perfect grace and eternal love of Christ our Lord be our never-failing protection and help.
Laugh and grow strong.
The glory of God is humankind fully alive.
Do not put faith in constant happiness, and fear most when all smiles upon you.
The servant of God earns half a doctorate through illness
A person with imprecise ideas can understand little and be of less help to others.
God gives each one of us sufficient grace ever to know His holy will, and to do it fully.
Receive, Lord, all my liberty, my memory, my understanding and my whole will.
Idleness is hells fishhook for catching souls.
To have prevented one single sin is reward enough for the labors and efforts of a whole lifetime.
He who is not getting better is getting worse.
He who has heard the Word of God can bear his silences.
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.
The acknowledgment of and gratitude for favors and gifts received is loved and esteemed in Heaven and on earth.
If you attach your heart to certain places and occupations, obedience oftentimes places you in some other place that you may not like; to be always cheerful, be always humble and obedient.
Few souls understand what God would effect in them if they should give themselves entirely into his hands and allow his grace to act.
... we ought even to hold as a fixed principle that what I see white I believe to be black, if the superior authorities define it to be so.
One must wage war against his predominant passion and not retreat until, with God's help, he has been victorious.
It is not the finest wood that feeds the fire of Divine love, but the wood of the Cross.
They who load us with insults and ignominies give us the means of acquiring treasures more precious than any that man can gain in this life.
All the honey that can be gathered from the flowers of this world has less sweetness than the vinegar and gall of Jesus Christ our Lord.
God will not be outdone in generosity.
Remember that bodily exercise, when it is well ordered, as I have said, is also prayer by means of which you can please God our Lord.