Facts about Saint Teresa of Avila

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Summary

Saint Teresa of Avila was a famous Saint from Spain, who lived between March 28, 1515 and October 4, 1582. He/she became 67 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 15 quotes who is written / told by Saint, under the main topic Motivational.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: William Shakespeare, Richard Hooker, Torquato Tasso, Johannes Kepler, Saint Teresa, John Fletcher, Philip Sidney, Ieyasu Tokugawa, Lope de Vega, Marguerite de Valois, Thomas Middleton, Robert Cecil, Tycho Brahe, Thomas Campion, King James I, William Laud, Claudio Monteverdi, Anne Hathaway, Samuel de Champlain, William Adams

Famous quotes by Saint Teresa of Avila (15)


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"We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can - namely, surrender our will and fulfill God's will in us"
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"To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience"
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"To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that"
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"There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers"
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"The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit"
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"The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too"
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"Pain is never permanent"
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"Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires it finds"
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"O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state! It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord. It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it"
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"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"
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"I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him"
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"God has been very good to me, for I never dwell upon anything wrong which a person has done, so as to remember it afterwards. If I do remember it, I always see some other virtue in that person"
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"God gave us faculties for our use; each of them will receive its proper reward. Then do not let us try to charm them to sleep, but permit them to do their work until divinely called to something higher"
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"Be gentle to all and stern with yourself"
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"All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted"


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