Best 650 of Saint quotes - MyQuotes
Trust what is not known to your Mind. Trust what is known to your Heart.
When I went to England, to Saint Martins, I was traumatized, in a positive way. It was that British sense of transgression and the dark. Then when I went to Paris, I was doing couture, which everyone was saying was finished. Bullshit! For me, in the end, it was all a mixing of ingredients.
You made this?' Finn looks at me. 'No, Saint Anthony brought it to me in the night. He was very put out I didn't give it to you right then.
Above anything, welcome silence, for it brings fruits that no tongue can speak of, neither can it be explained.
The saint, we are told, once lived a life of sin - nothing spectacular, of course, just the usual things.
If you learn from Saint Thérèse to depend on God alone and serve him with a wholly pure and detached heart, then you can join with your whole soul in singing the jubilant song of the holy Virgin, “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. For he has done great things for me, and holy is his name.” And like little St. Thérèse you will be able to say at the end, “I do not regret that I have given myself to love.”
Neither saints nor angels have ever increased my faith in this enigma Life; but what are called 'common men and women' have increased it.
When you consider all saints and prophets as legitimate and no longer differentiate between religions, you have reached the stage of true mysticism.
The real test of a saint is not one's willingness to preach the gospel, but one's willingness to do something like washing the disciples' feet - that is, being willing to do those things that seem unimportant in human estimation but count as everything to God.
While Jesus is saving, I'm spending all my daysin backgrounds and landscapes with the languages of saints.While people are spinning like toys on Christmas day,I'm inside a still life with the other absentee.
Blessed be He, Who came into the world for no other purpose than to suffer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If we tire of the saints, Shakspeare is our city of refuge.
In his holy flirtation with the world, God occasionally drops a handkerchief. These handkerchiefs are called saints.
I'm a nomad. I have a place in New York in the Flatiron District, and I have a place in Paris in Ile Saint-Louis, and I spend a lot of time in Congo.
And it is not necessary to have great things to do. I turn my little omelette in the pan for the love of God.
Rise as a child, act as a saint and die as a legend – and you shall quite naturally live forever as a human being.
I have a portrait of Saint Thomas More in my office.
If I were going to convert to any religion I would probably choose Catholicism because it at least has female saints and the Virgin Mary.
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.
A saint has to be a misfit. A person who embodies what his culture considers typical or normal cannot be exemplary.
Saint John Chrysostom
It is simply impossible to lead, without the aid of prayer, a virtuous life.
The Beloved is Always There, Actively Seeking You.
From a private gentlewoman you have made me first a marchioness, then a queen; and, as you can raise me no higher in the world, you are now sending me to be a saint in Heaven.
Saint John Paul II, pray for us and especially for our youth.
The Saints come, as human as a mouth, with a bag of God in their backs, like a hunchback, they come, they come marching in.
But I replied that what made being alive almost worthwhile for me, besides music, was all the saints I met, who could be anywhere. By saints I meant people who behaved decently in a strikingly indecent society.
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.
Susan Beth Pfeffer
If God wanted a world filled with saints, He never would have created adolescence.
The devil is but a whetstone to sharpen the faith and patience of the saints.-
The saint and the sinner are twin brothers...one was born but the moment before the other.
Yet I have to wonder if I have lost the song because I have become the song. If I have lost my Lord because I do indeed desire to be what I will become. A lover who hates, a saint who sins, and an angel who kills.
Mother Teresa, the nun who in the last century dedicated her long life to helping the poor, is now a saint.
Many people genuinely do not want to be saints, and it is probable that some who achieve or aspire to sainthood have never felt much temptation to be human beings.
Those who keep speaking about the sun while walking under a cloudy sky are messengers of hope, the true saints of our day.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Whatever is the object of a saint's hope is the subject of his prayer.
There's a huge amount of work on Adam and Eve, from the ancient world to the present. Saint Augustine was obsessed with them.I don't know if it helps my research, but I get a big kick out of Mark Twain, who wrote "The Diaries of Adam and Eve." He wrote very funny stuff on them. I sometimes read things that are loosely related to what I'm thinking and writing about.
Scum of the Earth as some may be in their daily lives, they can all be saints in emergencies.
He [Gandhi] was not one of those saints who are marked out by their phenomenal piety from childhood onwards, nor one of the other kind who forsake the world after sensational debaucheries.
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.
Everything is temporary but the power of Love is Infinite because it is the space, it is Everything.
I was able to do The Saint of Fort Washington, on the relationship between two homeless men.
May both of them [Saint John XXIII and Saint John Paul II] teach us not to be scandalized by the wounds of Christ and to enter ever more deeply into the mystery of divine mercy, which always hopes and always forgives, because it always loves.
Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak.
The second childhood of a saint is the early infancy of a happy immortality, as we believe.
My ultimate goal is to become a saint.
We ought to ask the Blessed Virgin, the angels, and the saints to pray for us that we may receive the good God as worthily as it is possible for us to receive him.
If I seem happy to you . . . You could never say anything that would please me more. For men are made for happiness, and anyone who is completely happy has a right to say to himself, 'I am doing God's will on earth.' All the righteous, all the saints, all the holy martyrs were happy.
Saints cannot exist without a community, as they require, like all of us, nurturance by a people who, while often unfaithful, preserve the habits necessary to learn the story of God.
Alms are an inheritance and a justice which is due to the poor and which Jesus has levied upon us.
You were never told that Saint-Tropez is paradise?