Quotes on love
412 May the fire of your love not be a will-o'—the-wisp: an illusion, a dying fire, that neither sets ablaze what it touches nor gives off any heat.
813 Do everything for Love. Thus there will be no little things: everything will be big. Perseverance in little things for Love is heroism.
814 A little act, done for Love, is worth so much!
212 That Christ you see is not Jesus. It is only the pitiful image that your blurred eyes are able to form... — Purify yourself. Clarify your sight with humility and penance. Then... the pure light of Love will not be denied you. And you will have perfect vision. The image you see will be really his: his!
144 The spotless purity of John's whole life makes him strong before the Cross. The other apostles fly from Golgotha: he, with the Mother of Christ, remains.
Don't forget that purity strengthens and invigorates the character.
118 Holy purity is given by God when it is asked for with humility.
119 How beautiful is holy purity I But it is not holy, nor pleasing to God, if we separate it from charity.
Charity is the seed that will grow and yield rich fruit under the fertile rain of purity.
Without charity, purity is barren, and its sterile waters turn the soul into a swamp, into a cesspool from which rises the stench of pride.
120 'Purity?' they ask. And they smile. They are the very people who approach marriage with worn-out bodies and disillusioned minds.
I promise you a book — if God helps me — which perhaps I will call: 'Celibacy, Marriage and Purity.'
131 Never speak of impure things or events, not even to lament them. Remember that such matter is stickier than pitch. Change the subject or, if that is not possible, continue with it, speaking of the need and the beauty of purity — a virtue of men who know the value of their souls.
7 Get rid of that 'small-town' outlook. Enlarge your heart till it becomes universal, 'catholic'.
Don't flutter about like a hen, when you can soar to the heights of an eagle.
8 Serenity. Why lose your temper if by doing so you offend God, annoy other people, upset yourself... and have to find it again in the end?
9 Say what you have just said, but in a different tone, without anger, and your argument will gain in strength and, above all, you won't offend God.
10 Never correct anyone while you are still indignant about a fault committed. Wait until the next day, or even longer. And then, calmly, and with a purer intention, make your reprimand. You will gain more by one friendly word than by a three-hour quarrel. Control your temper.
138 'What a wretched man am I! Who will rescue me from this body doomed to death?' The cry is Saint Paul's. — Courage: he too had to fight.
285 Conversion is the matter of a moment. Sanctification is the work of a lifetime.
429 Everything that is done out of Love acquires greatness and beauty.
445 Gossip is a disease that infects and poisons the apostolate. It goes against charity, means a waste of energy, takes away peace and destroys one's union with God.
463 Charity does not consist so much in 'giving' as in 'understanding'. Therefore, seek an excuse for your neighbour — there is always one be found, — if it is your duty to judge.
493 Love our Lady. And she will obtain for you abundant grace to conquer in your daily struggle. And the enemy will gain nothing by those foul things that continually seem to boil and rise within you, trying to engulf in their fragrant corruption the high ideals, the sublime determination that Christ himself has set in your heart. — Serviam, I will serve!
630 Don't forget it: he has most who needs least. Don't create needs for yourself.
741 Do you see how the corpse of the loved one disintegrates in foul and reeking liquids? That, then, is the body beautiful! Contemplate it and draw your own conclusions.
982 Woman is stronger than man, and more faithful, in the hour of suffering: Mary of Magdala and Mary Cleophas and Salome!
With a group of valiant women like these, closely united to our Lady of Sorrows, what work for souls could be done in the world!