Saint Teresa of Avila Quotes

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Born: 1515-03-28, Gotarrendura, Spain
Birth Country: Spain
Died: Alba de Tormes, Salamanca, Spain, 1582-10-04
Occupation: Spainish Mystic, Carmelite nun, Author
Religion: Catholic

1.
Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

2.
For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

3.
God gave us faculties for our use each of them will receive its proper reward. Then do not let us try to charm them to sleep, but permit them to do their work until divinely called to something higher.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

4.
God has been very good to me, for I never dwell upon anything wrong which a person has done, so as to remember it afterwards. If I do remember it, I always see some other virtue in that person.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

5.
I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

6.
I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

7.
Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people's, if we are always criticizing trivial actions - which often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

8.
The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

9.
To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

10.
To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

11.
We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can - namely, surrender our will and fulfill God's will in us.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

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