Quotations

“Aspire not to have more but to be more” – Archbishop Oscar Romero
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other” –Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
“I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbour. Do you know your next door neighbour?” – Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
“If you can’t feed a hundred people then feed just one” - Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
“It is in giving that we receive” – St. Francis of Assisi
“The measure of our love is to love without measure” – St. Francis de Sales
“I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me he can work through anyone.” – St. Francis of Assisi
“Make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love.” – St. Francis of Assisi
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you’re doing the impossible.” - St. Francis of Assisi
“Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.” - St. Francis of Assisi
“No one can have greater love than to lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)
“Put out into the deep!”(Luke 5:4)
“What kind of person would you really like to be?” – Pope Benedict XVI
“There are many who know many things yet are lacking in wisdom” – Democritus
“Yours are the hands by which god is to bless us now” – St. Teresa of Avila
“It is love alone that gives worth to all things” - 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
“The feeling remains that God is on the journey too” - St. Teresa of Avila
“There is nothing on earth more to be prized than true friendship.” – St. Thomas Aquinas
“Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.” - St. Thomas Aquinas
“The things that we love tell us what we are.” - St. Thomas Aquinas
“Three things are necessary for a person’s salvation: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.” - St. Thomas Aquinas
“If the aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in a port forever.” - St. Thomas Aquinas
“Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.” - St. Thomas Aquinas
“A person should not consider his material possessions his own but as common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need.” - St. Thomas Aquinas
“If a person wishes to be sure of the road he treads on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark.” – St. John of the Cross
“It is great wisdom to know how to be silent and to look at neither the remarks, nor the deeds, nor the lives of others.” - St. John of the Cross
“Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly” - St. Francis de Sales
“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” - St. Francis de Sales
“Have patience with all things but chiefly have patience with yourself.” - St. Francis de Sales
“While I am busy with little things, I am not required to do greater things.” - St. Francis de Sales
“Have patience to walk with small steps, until you have wings to fly.” - St. Francis de Sales
“Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of faith is to see what we believe.” - St. Augustine of Hippo
“Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all” - St. Augustine of Hippo
“There is no time of life past learning something” - St. Ambrose
“When we have found all the meaning and lost all the mystery, we will be alone on an empty shore” – Tom Stoppard
“What we leave behind is not engraved in stone monuments but woven into the lives of others.” – Pericles
"Hope has two beautiful daughters: their names are anger and courage. Anger that things are the way they are. Courage to make them the way they ought to be" – Saint Augustine of Hippo
"Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire" – Saint Catherine of Siena