St. Teresa of Avila

Spanish saint, mysticist

Lived from: 1515-1582

Category: Theologians and clergy

Quotes: St. Teresa of Avila

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    Be gentle to all, and stern with yourself.
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    It is here, my daughters, that love is to be found - not hidden away in corners but in the midst of occasions of sin. And believe me, although we may more often fail and commit small lapses, our gain will be incomparably the greater.
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    O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state! It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord. It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it.
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    There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.
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    To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that.
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    To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience.
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    We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can - namely, surrender our will and fulfill God's will in us.
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