Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Corrie Ten Boom
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
James A. Baldwin
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
Famous quotes by Saints
"Those who join the Carmelite Order are not lost to their near and dear ones, but have been won for them, because it is our vocation to intercede to God for everyone"
"The nation... doesn't simply need what we have. It needs what we are"
"The limitless loving devotion to God, and the gift God makes of Himself to you, are the highest elevation of which the heart is capable; it is the highest degree of prayer. The souls that have reached this point are truly the heart of the Church"
"One could say that in case of need, every normal and healthy woman is able to hold a position. And there is no profession which cannot be practiced by a woman"
"On the question of relating to our fellowman - our neighbor's spiritual need transcends every commandment. Everything else we do is a means to an end. But love is an end already, since God is love"
"In order to be an image of God, the spirit must turn to what is eternal, hold it in spirit, keep it in memory, and by loving it, embrace it in the will"
"If anyone comes to me, I want to lead them to Him"
"Every true prayer is a prayer of the Church; by means of that prayer the Church prays, since it is the Holy Spirit living in the Church, Who in every single soul 'prays in us with unspeakable groanings'"
"As for what concerns our relations with our fellow men, the anguish in our neighbor's soul must break all precept. All that we do is a means to an end, but love is an end in itself, because God is love"
"We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can - namely, surrender our will and fulfill God's will in us"
"To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience"
"To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that"
"There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers"
"The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit"
"The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too"
"Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires it finds"
"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"
"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"
"I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him"
"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"
"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"
"All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted"
"Be gentle to all and stern with yourself"
"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"
"More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones"
"I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible"
"For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God"
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