Best 650 of Saint quotes - MyQuotes
As a general rule, people who flagrantly pretend to anything are the reverse of that which they pretend to. A man who sets up for a saint is sure to be a sinner; and a man who boasts that he is a sinner is sure to have some feeble, maudlin, snivelling bit of saintship about him which is enough to make him a humbug.
Such a Saint, such an offering.
The saint, we are told, once lived a life of sin - nothing spectacular, of course, just the usual things.
Charles Caleb Colton
Some reputed saints that have been canonized ought to have been cannonaded.
Let us use love and compassion. Peace begins with a smile. Smile five times a day at someone you don't really want to smile at at all. Do it for peace.
Take up the Bible, compare the religion of the Latter-day Saints with it, and see if it will stand the test
Saints can spring from any soil.
You strayed from the way and did not return because you were ashamed. It would be more logical if you were ashamed not to return.
The popular gospel of this day, is the laughing-stock of Hell; it dare neither damn the sinner, nor sanctify the saint.
Power and courtly influence form an intoxicating draught even when raised to the lips of an ascetic and a saint.
No one heals himself by wounding another.
And the revelation was a little like what saints receive on mountains - a further chapter in the history of the mystery.
The sinner's ego is crude that of the saint refined, distilled. Careful! It may be more poisonous!
Spirituality, as expounded by the great saints and sages of the past, is a very broad path. It accommodates all types of belief systems. You need to satisfy everyone.
God is not only to be known in His blessed and incomprehensible being, for this is something which is reserved for His saints in the age to come. He is also known from the grandeur and beauty of His creatures, from His providence which governs the world day by day, from His righteousness and from wonders which He shows to His saints in each generation.
In death, you get upgraded into a saint no matter how much people hated you in life.
My father was a saint. He was the closest thing to a saint that you can find in a normal man.
The practice is simple. Whatever you're doing, do that with total awareness.
Lailah Gifty Akita
If the saints fails to declare the truth, the Holy Spirit shall teach true words of God.
Saint Francis De Sales
Many would be willing to have afflictions provided that they not be inconvenienced by them.
The Beloved is Always There, Actively Seeking You.
Don't imagine that, if you had a great deal of time, you would spend more of it in prayer. Get rid of that idea; it is no hindrance to prayer to spend your time well.
In all created things discern the providence and wisdom of God, and in all things give Him thanks.
Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Jalaluddin Rumi is completely rooted in Islamic teachings of Quran. He was a great scholar, he belonged to a madrassa, and he knew Islamic theology and jurisprudence very well. He knew Persian, Arabic and Turkish, which was coming into Anatolia at that time, very well. He was a remarkable, remarkable scholar, besides being a great saint.
When I read the documents relative to the Modernism, as it was defined by Saint Pius X, and when I compare them to the documents of the II Vatican Council, I cannot help being bewildered. For what was condemned as heresy in 1906 was proclaimed as what is and should be from now on the doctrine and method of the Church. In other words, the modernists of 1906 were, somewhat, precursors to me. My masters were part of them. My parents taught me Modernism. How could Saint Pius X reject those that now seem to be my precursors?
How can we know the living God and attain to everlasting union with God? This is really the only question of life. Kreeft's dialogue with Aquinas shows us what it means--existentially, not solely academically--to learn from a saint.
The value of life does not depend upon the place we occupy. It depends upon the way we occupy that place.
The conversion of a soul is the miracle of a moment, but the manufacture of a saint is the task of a lifetime.
Emile M. Cioran
If truth were not boring, science would have done away with God long ago. But God as well as the saints is a means to escape the dull banality of truth.
but do i need to say anything?" sophie asked. "do i need to learn any words?" "like what?" saint-germain said. "well, when you lit up the eiffel tower, you said something that sounded like eggness" "ignis" the count said. "latin for fire. no, you don't need to say anything." "then why did you do it, then?" sophie asked. saint-germain grinned. "i just thought it sounded cool.
It is the saints who know what being in love is all about. Earthly love pales by comparison.
There is but one Church in which men find salvation, just as outside the ark of Noah it was not possible for anyone to be saved.
Oh, he understood very well that for the meek soul of a simple Russian, exhausted by grief and hardship and, above all, by constant injustice and sin, his own or the world's, there was no stronger need than to find a holy shrine or a saint to prostrate himself before and to worship.
Someone who is elated with wine speaks the truth on all subjects, even without meaning to. In the same way, anyone who is inebriated with the spirit of penitence will never be able to tell lies.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Conversation in society is found to be on a platform so low as to exclude science, the saint, and the poet.
Truth is the world's oldest saint; virtue is the world's oldest sage.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.
When you deeply love someone from that space that is beyond attachment to certain projections or desires, when you love someone just deeply, totally, completely, without any games that the mind or emotions play, then that love remains eternal in the heavens forever, and that is what pulls you back to remembering that love.
I have now come to a stage of realization in which I see that God is walking in every human form and manifesting Himself alike through the sage and the sinner, the virtuous and the vicious. Therefore when I meet different people I say to myself, “God in the form of the saint, God in the form of the sinner, God in the form of the righteous, God in the form of the unrighteous.
Well! I feel happy these days. I've started taking a herbal anti-depressant. It's called Saint John's Wort. Apparently it's the best-selling anti-depressant in many places. It's the most popular anti-depressant in Germany... After, I'm guessing, amnesia.
We are all sinful. Trouble is that some men consider themselves less sinful than others or holier than others.
Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak.
J. I. Packer
Holy people glory, not in their holiness, but in Christ's cross; for the holiest saint is never more than a justified sinner and never sees himself in any other way.
Today it is not nearly enough to be a saint, but we must have the saintliness demanded by the present moment, a new saintliness, itself also without precedent.
Those who condemn the immorality of liberal capitalism do so in comparison with a society of saints that has never existed—and never will
To love God as He ought to be loved, we must be detached from all temporal love. We must love nothing but Him, or if we love anything else, we must love it only for His sake.
We can't have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.
Somehow Annie Flanders from the SoHo News heard I was doing pictures and was headed to Paris. She saw my worked, liked it, and asked me to take pictures for her paper while I was there, but told me I would first have to buy a real camera - 35-millimeter. I got a little book that taught me how to load film. I read it on the flight to Paris. Hours later, I found myself at the top of the Eiffel Tower with Yves Saint Laurent and Andy Warhol. It's all been downhill since then.
Monkhood means service, for in service lies divinity - at the same time, humanhood means service, for in service lies the meaning of life - so to put it simply, humanhood is monkhood. Material possessions have no bearing here. A doctor who places the benefit of the patient before his or her own, is a monk. A pilot who places the safety of the passengers before his or her own, is a monk. A teacher who places the interest of the students before his or her own and teaches them compassion instead of competition, is a monk. An entrepreneur who places the interest of the employees and customers before his or her own, is a monk. Any person who places the benefit of others, before the self, is a monk.
Try to acquire the virtues you believe lacking in your brothers. Then you will no longer see their defects, for you will no longer have them yourself.