25 Quotes from Saints to Inspire You

25 Quotes from Saints to Inspire You

These 25 quotes are but a glance at the 2,000 year history of the “Heroes in Holiness.” Let us allow their impressive lives inspire ours.

  1. If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze! -St. Catherine of Sienna
  2. This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections. -St. Augustine
  3. To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often. -Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman
  4. He who climbs never stops going from beginning to beginning, through beginnings that have no end. He never stops desiring what he already knows. –St. Gregory of Nissa
  5. Let us begin in earnest to work out our salvation, for no one will do it for us, since even He Himself, Who made us without ourselves, will not save us without ourselves. -St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
  6. It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. -Saint Augustine
  7. To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. -St. Thomas Aquinas
  8. Our hearts were made for You, O Lord, and they are restless until they rest in you. -St. Augustine of Hippo
  9. Council of Chalcedon, Pope Saint Leo I, letter to Archbishop Flavian section, 451 A.D. — Ex-Cathedra Dogma, “For there are three who give testimony – Spirit and water and blood. And the three are one. In other words, the Spirit of Sanctification and the Blood of Redemption and the water of baptism. These three are one and remain indivisible. None of them is separable from its link with the others.”
  10. You must ask God to give you power to fight against the sin of pride which is your greatest enemy – the root of all that is evil, and the failure of all that is good. For God resists the proud. -St. Vincent de Paul
  11. Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you. -St. Augustine
  12. Council of Trent, Session 5, Decree Concerning Original Sin, Paragraph 4, 1546 A.D. — Ex-Cathedra Dogma, “Even infants, who could not as yet commit any sin of themselves, are for this cause truly baptized for the remission of sins, that in them that may be cleansed away by regeneration, which they have contracted by generation. For, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.”
  13. To love God is something greater than to know Him. -St. Thomas Aquinas
  14. We are to love God for Himself, because of a twofold reason; nothing is more reasonable, nothing more profitable. -St. Bernard of Clairvaux
  15. It is not hard to obey when we love the one whom we obey. -St. Ignatius of Loyola
  16. You cannot be half a saint; you must be a whole saint or no saint at all. -St. Therese of Lisieux
  17. The most powerful weapon to conquer the devil is humility. For, as he does not know at all how to employ it, neither does he know how to defend himself from it. -Saint Vincent de Paul
  18. Teach us to give and not count the cost. -St. Ignatius de Loyola
  19. Charity is no substitute for justice withheld – St. Augustine
  20. The source of justice is not vengeance but charity. -Saint Bridget of Sweden
  21. Fortitude is the disposition of soul which enables us to despise all inconveniences and the loss of things not in our power. –St. Augustine
  22. Catholic Faith (pre-fulfillment) writing of Ecclesiasticus 24:24-25 “I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. In me is all grace of the way and of the truth, in me is all hope of life and of virtue.”
  23. Moreover, Christians are born for combat, whereof the greater the vehemence, the more assured, God willing, the triumph: ‘Have confidence; I have overcome the world’ (John 16:33) –Pope Leo XIII
  24. Temperance is a disposition that restrains our desires for things which it is base to desire. –St. Augustine
  25. Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires it finds. –St. Teresa of AvilaThe Dogma List
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