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St. Teresa Quotes | Quotes from the Life and Writings of St. Teresa of Avila

“IT IS LOVE ALONE THAT GIVES WORTH TO ALL THINGS.” – ST. THERESA OF AVILA

“Prayer is an act of love. Words are not needed.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“Let nothing Disturb you, Let nothing frighten you, Though all things pass, God does not change. Patience wins all things. But he lacks nothing who possesses God; For God alone suffices.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“Christ has no body now, but yours. No hands, no feet on earth, but yours. Yours are the eyes through which Christ looks compassion into the world. Yours are the feet with which Christ walks to do good. Yours are the hands with which Christ blesses the world.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“We need no wings to go in search of Him, but have only to look upon Him present within us.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“The life of prayer is just love to God, and the custom of being ever with Him.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“Love draws forth love.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“I was living an extremely burdensome life, because every time I prayed, I became more clearly aware of my faults. On the one hand, God was calling me. On the other, I was following the way of the world. Doing what God wanted made me happy; but I felt bound by the things of this world.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“All things pass… Patience attains all it strives for.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“Prayer is a friendly conversation with the One we know loves us.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“From silly devotions and from sour-faced saints, good Lord, deliver us.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“Pain is never permanent.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“Love makes labour light. Love alone gives value to all things.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content knowing you are a child of God. Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“The closer one approaches to God, the simpler one becomes.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“Reflect upon the providence and wisdom of God in all created things and praise Him in them all.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“Truth suffers, but never dies.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“In this distress, — for then I had never had a single vision, — these Thy words alone were enough to remove it, and give me perfect peace: ‘Be not afraid, my daughter: it is I; and I will not abandon thee. Fear not.'” – St. Teresa of Avila

“To have courage for whatever comes in life — everything lies in that.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“Pain is never permanent.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“The surest way to determine whether one possesses the love of God is to see whether he or she loves his or her neighbor. These two loves are never separated. Rest assured, the more you progress in love of neighbor the more your love of God will increase.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“We always find that those who walked closest to Christ were those who had to bear the greatest trials.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“Christ has no body now but mine. He prays in me, works in me, looks through my eyes, speaks through my words, works through my hands, walks with my feet and loves with my heart.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“Desire to see God, be fearful of losing Him, and find joy in everything that can lead to Him. If you act in this way, you will always live in great peace.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“Each of us has a soul, but we forget to value it. We don’t remember that we are creatures made in the image of God. We don’t understand the great secrets hidden inside of us.” – 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

“It is love alone that gives worth to all things.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“The closer one approaches to God, the simpler one becomes.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“About the injunction of the Apostle Paul that women should keep silent in church? Don’t go by one text only.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“This body of ours has one fault: the more you indulge it, the more things it discovers to be essential to it. It is extraordinary how it likes being indulged.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“It constantly happens that the Lord permits a soul to fall so that it may grow humbler.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“Truth suffers, but never dies.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“Teach by works more than words.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“What peace can we hope to find elsewhere if we have none within us” – St. Teresa of Avila

“People in the world pay little heed to reason where their own interests are involved.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“We need no wings to go in search of Him, but have only to look upon Him present within us.” -St. Teresa of Avila

“No one should think or say anything of another which he would not wish thought or said of himself.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“What a great favor God does to those He places in the company of good people!” – St. Teresa of Avila

“It is not a matter of thinking a great deal but of loving a great deal, so do whatever arouses you most to love.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“Never do anything which you could not do in the sight of all.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“May God protect me from gloomy saints.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“It is a dangerous thing to be satisfied with ourselves.” – St. Teresa of Avila

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