Saint quotes

  • Tennyson seems to be the patron saint of the wishy washies, which is perhaps why I admire him so much, not only as a poet, but as a man.
    -- A. N. Wilson

    #Men #Saint #Poet

  • And I myself a Catholic will be, So far at least, great saint, to pray to thee. Hail, Bard triumphant! and some care bestow On us, the Poets militant below.
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Catholic #Religion #Saint

  • We need not take refuge in supernatural gods to explain our saints and sages and heroes and statesmen, as if to explain our disbelief that mere unaided human beings could be that good or wise.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Wise #Hero #Saint

  • Let's get on our knees and pray. I don't know to whom. Is there a patron saint of ballistics gel?
    -- Adam Savage

    #Saint #Knees #Praying

  • God will not hold us responsible to understand the mysteries of election, predestination, and the divine sovereignty. The best and safest way to deal with these truths is to raise our eyes to God and in deepest reverence say, "0 Lord, Thou knowest." Those things belong to the deep and mysterious Profound of God's omniscience. Prying into them may make theologians, but it will never make saints.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Eye #Profound #Saint

  • The conversion of a soul is the miracle of a moment, but the manufacture of a saint is the task of a lifetime.
    -- Alan Redpath

    #Miracle #Soul #Saint

  • At Yves Saint Laurent, I felt like the son-in-law - like I was part of the family, but not quite. When I was fired, I felt like the widow.
    -- Alber Elbaz

    #Son #Law #Saint

  • None of us are saints.
    -- Albert Fish

    #Serial Killer #Saint

  • If one is not oneself a sage or saint, the best thing one can do is to study the words of those who were.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Learning #Saint #Sage

  • As to religion a moderate stock will satisfy me. She must believe in god and hate a saint.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Hate #Believe #Saint

  • Some couture collections have everything including the kitchen sink! Everything gets thrown on to make it look expensive. I find it grotesque when clothes hit you in the face and there's no room for fault. But I don't expect to turn things around all by myself. I'm not a saint.
    -- Alexander McQueen

    #Clothes #Kitchen #Saint

  • No silver saints, by dying misers giv'n, Here brib'd the rage of ill-requited heav'n; But such plain roofs as Piety could raise, And only vocal with the Maker's praise.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Dying #Saint #Silver

  • A saint in crape is twice a saint in lawn.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Saint #Lawns

  • Whether the charmer sinner it, or saint it, If folly grow romantic, I must paint it.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Saint #Paint #Grows

  • Not what we think, but what we do, / Makes saints of us: all stiff and cold, / The outlines of the corpse show through / The cloth of gold.
    -- Alice Cary

    #Thinking #Gold #Saint

  • The emblem on the necktie reserved for the members of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews - The Vatican of golf - is of St. Andrew himself bearing the slatier cross on which, once he was captured at Patras, he was to be stretched before he was crucified.Only the Scots would have thought of celebrating a national game with the figure of a tortured saint.
    -- Alistair Cooke

    #Golf #Games #Saint

  • To gain your own voice, forget about having it heard. Become a saint of your own province and your own consciousness.
    -- Allen Ginsberg

    #Writing #Voice #Saint

  • He who desires nothing but God is rich and happy.
    -- Alphonsus Liguori

    #Desire #Saint #Rich

  • He who trusts himself is lost. He who trusts in God can do all things.
    -- Alphonsus Liguori

    #Saint #Trust In God #Lost

  • What does it cost us to say: "My God help me! Have mercy on me!" Is there anything easier than this? And this little will suffice to save us if we be diligent in doing it.
    -- Alphonsus Liguori

    #Doe #Saint #Cost

  • If we should be saved and become saints, we ought always to stand at the gates of the Divine mercy to beg and pray for, as an alms, all that we need.
    -- Alphonsus Liguori

    #Saint #Needs #Praying

  • Let us read the lives of the saints; let us consider the penances which they performed, and blush to be so effeminate and so fearful of mortifying our flesh.
    -- Alphonsus Liguori

    #Attachment #Saint #Flesh

  • "Happy he that knows Thee, even if he knows nothing else," says St. Augustine. If we knew all the sciences and knew not how to love Jesus Christ, our knowledge shall profit us nothing to eternal life. But if we know how to love Jesus Christ, we shall know all things, and shall be happy for eternity.
    -- Alphonsus Liguori

    #Jesus #Saint #How To Love

  • It is almost certain that excess in eating is the cause of almost all the diseases of the body, but its effects on the soul are even more disastrous.
    -- Alphonsus Liguori

    #Soul #Causes #Saint

  • Let us make up for lost time. Let us give to God the time that remains to us.
    -- Alphonsus Liguori

    #Giving #Saint #Lost

  • Saint Teresa, as the Roman Rota attests, never fell into any mortal sin; but still Our Lord showed her the place prepared for her in Hell; not because she deserved Hell, but because, had she not risen from the state of lukewarmness in which she lived, she would in the end have lost the grace of God and been damned.
    -- Alphonsus Liguori

    #Grace #Saint #Sin

  • You must strive with all possible care to please God in such a manner as neither to do nor behold anything, without first consulting Him, and in everything to seek Him alone and His glory.
    -- Alphonsus Rodriguez

    #Firsts #Saint #Care

  • What is impossible to God? Not that which is difficult to His power, but that which is contrary to His nature.
    -- Ambrose

    #Saint #Impossible #Difficult

  • I have a portrait of Saint Thomas More in my office.
    -- Andrew Cuomo

    #Office #Portraits #Saint

  • I'm not going to pretend I'm some saint, because I'm not.
    -- Andrew Lincoln


  • There is a happy land, Far, far away, Where Saints in glory stand, Bright, bright as day.
    -- Andrew Young

    #Land #Saint #Glory

  • Great writers are the saints for the godless.
    -- Anita Brookner

    #God #Writing #Saint

  • Must not I then entertain the saints because I must keep my conscience.
    -- Anne Hutchinson

    #Saint #Host #Conscience

  • I can't get very far away from Christianity, I can't get very far away from the angels and the saints. I work them in always, in some way.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Angel #Saint #Literature

  • We have to become saints. We have to become like Christ. Anything less is simply not enough.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Saint #Christ #Enough

  • In the chapel you prayed to be a saint and now I will make you a god.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Saint #Chapel

  • Saints have no moderation, nor do poets, just exuberance.
    -- Anne Sexton

    #Saint #Poet #Moderation

  • I'm not a saint. I'm not an angel. I'm a human being.
    -- Annie Lennox

    #Angel #Saint #Humans

  • Our Lord has created persons for all states in life, and in all of them we see people who who achieved sanctity by fulfilling their obligations well.
    -- Anthony Mary Claret

    #People #Saint #Lord

  • Attribute to God every good that you have received. If you take credit for something that does not belong to you, you will be guilty of theft.
    -- Anthony of Padua

    #Doe #Saint #Credit

  • The Glorious Virgin did not have a stain in her birth because she was santified in her mother's womb and safeguarded there by angels.
    -- Anthony of Padua

    #Mother #Angel #Saint

  • Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak.
    -- Anthony of Padua

    #Saint #Action #Speak

  • The life of the body is the soul; the life of the soul is God.
    -- Anthony of Padua

    #Soul #Saint #Body

  • There is no sinner like a young saint.
    -- Aphra Behn

    #Children #Saint #Young

  • The saint endeavors to recover a gift which he has lost; the sinner tries to obtain something which was never his. In brief, he repeats the Fall.
    -- Arthur Machen

    #Fall #Trying #Saint

  • ...Our Lord Jesus Christ added nothing to God in his essential being and glory, either by what He did or suffered. True, blessedly and gloriously true. He manifested the glory of God to us, but he added nought to God... Christ's goodness and rightousness reached unto His saints in the earth but God was high above and beyond it all....
    -- Arthur W. Pink

    #Jesus #Essentials #Saint

  • Charisma is a sign of the calling. Saints and pilgrims are defiantly moved by it.
    -- B. W. Powe

    #Saint #Calling #Charisma

  • My earliest influences were Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent.
    -- Bella Freud

    #Saint #Influence

  • We offend God because we do not know His greatness.
    -- Benedict Joseph Labre

    #Greatness #Saint

  • However much we suffer for the love of Jesus Crucified, it is but little.
    -- Benedict Joseph Labre

    #Jesus #Suffering #Saint

  • Eeyore religion says that the earth isn't worth saving, anyway, and that when it comes to an end, the Faithful will be transported instantly to heaven. No problem. We'd like to see them explain things to Saint Peter at the Gate, when he asks them what they did with the world that God entrusted to them. That might get a bit sticky.
    -- Benjamin Hoff

    #Heaven #Faithful #Saint

  • I'm not good enough to be a saint and not bad enough to be interesting.
    -- Bernadette Devlin

    #Interesting #Not Good Enough #Saint

  • My hope is in you, Lord. Be my refuge, for You are my strength.... Into Your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit. You have redeemed me, Lord, God of Truth.
    -- Bernadette Soubirous

    #Hands #Saint #Spirit

  • There are three distinct comings of the Lord of which I know: His coming to men, His coming into men, and His coming against men.
    -- Bernard of Clairvaux

    #Men #Saint #Three

  • True penance consists in regretting without ceasing the faults of the past, and in firmly resolving to never again commit that which is so deplorable.
    -- Bernard of Clairvaux

    #Regret #Past #Saint

  • A truly obedient man does not discriminate between one thing and another, since his only aim is to execute faithfully whatever may be assigned to him.
    -- Bernard of Clairvaux

    #Men #Doe #Saint

  • If you would know whether you have made a good confession, ask yourself I you have resolved to abandon your sins.
    -- Bernard of Clairvaux

    #Saint #Sin #Confession

  • You must know that when you 'hail' Mary, she immediately greets you! Don't think that she is one of those rude women of whom there are so many-on the contrary, she is utterly courteous and pleasant. If you greet her, she will answer you right away and converse with you!
    -- Bernardino of Siena

    #Thinking #Rude #Saint

  • I was in the South of France, in Saint-Tropez and I met her when it was totally unexpected. I was very lucky because she was the most beautiful woman in the world at the time. I photographed her very quickly, she was not easy as a model, but her beauty transcended anything I had seen before.
    -- Bert Stern

    #Beautiful #Saint #Lucky

  • I'm not easy to live with. My wife is a saint.
    -- Bill Burr

    #Wife #Saint #Easy

  • Le silence est la plus grande perse  cution: jamais les saints ne se sont tus. Silence is the greatest of all persecutions: no saint was ever silent.
    -- Blaise Pascal

    #Silence #Saint #Silent

  • A saint is not someone who is good but who experiences the goodness of God.
    -- Brennan Manning

    #Saint #Goodness #Goodness Of God

  • Each lost day has its patron saint!
    -- Bret Harte

    #Saint #Lost #Patron

  • I grew up a Saints fan, an hour from the Superdome.
    -- Brett Favre

    #Fans #Saint #Hours

  • The world would have peace if only men of politics would follow the Gospels.
    -- Bridget of Sweden

    #Men #Saint #World

  • How much unbelief exists in the minds of the Latter-day Saints in regard to one particular doctrine which I revealed to them, and which God revealed to me — namely that Adam is our Father and God —...
    -- Brigham Young

    #Father #Mind #Saint

  • I say, if you want to enjoy exquisitely, become a Latter-day Saint, and then live the doctrine of Jesus Christ.
    -- Brigham Young

    #Jesus #Saint #Doctrine

  • We must not love the world, nor the things of the world, until the world is sanctified and prepared to be presented to the Father with the Saints upon it; then they will inhabit it for ever and ever.
    -- Brigham Young

    #Father #Saint #World

  • What is the duty of a Latter-day Saint? To do all the good he can upon the earth.
    -- Brigham Young

    #Saint #Earth #Latter

  • Miracles, or those extraordinary manifestations of the power of god, are not for the unbeliever; they are to console the Saints, and to strengthen and confirm the faith of those who love, fear, and serve God.
    -- Brigham Young

    #Miracle #Saint #Fear Of Love

  • Lord of all  pots and pans and things make me a saint by getting meals and washing up the plates!
    -- Brother Lawrence

    #Meals #Saint #Lord

  • There is no god. I am an atheist. It is up to us to become God. We need to be elevated, to become saints. God alienates people from themselves.
    -- Bruno Dumont

    #Atheist #People #Saint

  • How monotonously alike all the great tyrants and conquerors have been: how gloriously different are the saints.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Tyrants #Different #Saint

  • When it walks like a saint, and quacks like a saint- it's a quacking saint." -Della
    -- C.C. Hunter

    #Saint #Quacks #Walks

  • God never deserts a man, unless He is deserted by that man first. For even if a man shall have committed grievous sins once, twice, and a third time, God still looks for him, "so that he may be converted and live."
    -- Caesarius of Arles

    #Men #Firsts #Saint

  • Monsier Saint Laurent was pathologically shy, and he made the Saint Laurent woman in his own image. Like her, I am shy. And to protect myself, I adopted something of an androgynous look, just as his women did.
    -- Carine Roitfeld

    #Saint #Shy #Looks

  • Hillary [Clinton] is neither the demon of the right's perception, nor a feminist saint, nor is she particularly emblematic of her time perhaps more old-fashioned than modern.
    -- Carl Bernstein

    #Feminist #Perception #Saint

  • One can convert only a sinner, never a saint.
    -- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    #Saint #Sinner

  • The popular gospel of this day, is the laughing-stock of Hell; it dare neither damn the sinner, nor sanctify the saint.
    -- Catherine Booth

    #Laughing #Saint #Hell

  • A saint is a sinner who loves; it's that simple!
    -- Catherine Doherty

    #Simple #Saint #Sinner

  • I don't deny myself food. I'm no saint. I love butter and cream, but I also eat lots of grains and fruits.
    -- Catherine Zeta-Jones

    #Saint #Fruit #Deny

  • A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints' was the first real actor-actor part I did, and I hope I to do more. Action movies are fun, but I'd be happy not to do them if there are better roles.
    -- Channing Tatum

    #Fun #Real #Saint

  • I just thank God for Dennis [Rodman], cause he makes me look like a saint.
    -- Charles Barkley

    #Thank God #Saint #Looks

  • To be a great man and a saint for oneself, that is the only important thing.
    -- Charles Baudelaire

    #Men #Important #Saint

  • The rigid saint, by whom no mercy's shown To saints whose lives are better than his own.
    -- Charles Churchill

    #Religion #Saint #Mercy

  • The ideal state is meekness, or humility, or the semi-invalid state of the old. Year after year I am becoming nobler and nobler. If I can live to be decrepit enough, I shall be a saint.
    -- Charles Fort

    #Humility #Years #Saint

  • Life holds only one tragedy, ultimately: not to have been a saint.
    -- Charles Peguy

    #Tragedy #Saint

  • The sinner is at the heart of Christianity. No one is as competent as the sinner in matters of Christianity. No one, except a saint.
    -- Charles Peguy

    #Heart #Saint #Matter

  • I prefer a saint with faults to a sinner with none.
    -- Charles Peguy

    #Self Respect #Saint #Faults

  • No man can in any measure resemble the scripture saints.
    -- Charles Simeon

    #Men #Saint #Scripture

  • Give me great sinners to make great saints! They are glorious raw material for Grace to work upon and when you do get them saved, they will shake the very gates of Hell!
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Giving #Grace #Saint

  • The saints shall persevere in holiness, because God perseveres in grace.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Grace #Saint #Holiness

  • You cannot make a sinner into a saint by killing him. He who does not live as a saint here will never live as a saint hereafter.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Doe #Saint #Killing

  • The deliverance of the saints must take place some time before 1914.
    -- Charles Taze Russell

    #Scary #Saint #Deliverance

  • Lo! He comes with clouds descending, Once for favoured sinners slain; Thousand thousand Saints attending Swell the triumph of His train.
    -- Charles Wesley

    #Clouds #Triumph #Saint

  • Living with a saint is more grueling than being one.
    -- Christian Nestell Bovee

    #Inspirational #Saint #Christian Living

  • I'm far from a saint.
    -- Clay Guida


  • Art and relligion are not professions: they are not occupations for which men can be paid. The artist and the saint do what they have to do, not to make a living, but in obedience to some mysterious necessity. They do not product to live - they live to produce.
    -- Clive Bell

    #Art #Men #Saint

  • As she walked, she breathed a quick benediction to the patron saint of sleuthing. "Nancy Drew," she whispered, "be with me now.
    -- Colin Meloy

    #Saint #Nancy #Benediction

  • Saint Augustine defined idolatry as worshiping what should be used or using what should be worshiped
    -- Colin S. Smith

    #Saint #Augustine #Used