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“The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily
do not rob the little violet of it’s scent nor the daisy of its simple charm.
If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.”
Thérèse de Lisieux
“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.”
Thérèse de Lisieux
“For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.”
Thérèse de Lisieux
“Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.”
Thérèse de Lisieux
“The world's thy ship and not thy home.”
Thérèse de Lisieux
“If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.”
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“Holiness consists simply in doing God's will, and being just what God wants us to be.”
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“When one loves, one does not calculate.”
Thérèse de Lisieux
“I understood that every flower created by Him is beautiful, that the brilliance of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not lessen the perfume of the violet or the sweet simplicity of the daisy. I understood that if all the lowly flowers wished to be roses, nature would no longer be enamelled with lovely hues. And so it is in the world of souls, Our lord's living garden.”
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“A word or a smile is often enough to put fresh life in a despondent soul.”
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“Do you realize
that Jesus is there
in the tabernacle
expressly for you-
for you alone? He
burns with the
desire to come into
your heart… don’t
listen to the demon,
laugh at him, and
go without fear to
receive the Jesus of
peace and love…”
Thérèse de Lisieux
“When I die, I will send down a shower of roses from the heavens,I will spend my heaven by doing good on earth.”
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“I know now that true charity consists in bearing all our neighbors'defects--not being surprised at their weakness, but edified at their smallest virtues.”
Thérèse de Lisieux, Story of a Soul (l'Histoire d'une Ame): The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux
“If I did not simply live from one moment to another, it would be impossible for me to be patient, but I only look at the present, I forget the past, and I take good care not to forestall the future.”
Thérèse de Lisieux
“My whole strength lies in prayer and sacrifice, these are my invincible arms; they can move hearts far better than words, I know it by experience.”
Thérèse de Lisieux, The Little Way for Every Day: Thoughts from Therese of Lisieux
“Trust and trust alone should lead us to love”
Thérèse de Lisieux, Collected Letters of St Therese of Lisieux
“God would never inspire me with desires which cannot be realized; so in spite of my littleness, I can hope to be a saint.”
Thérèse de Lisieux, Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux
“If a little flower could speak, it seems to me that it would tell us quite simply all that God has done for it, without hiding any of its gifts. It would not, under the pretext of humility, say that it was not pretty, or that it had not a sweet scent, that the sun had withered its petals,or the storm bruised its stem, if it knew that such were not the case.”
Thérèse de Lisieux, Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux
“It's true, I suffer a great deal--but do I suffer well? That is the question.”
Thérèse de Lisieux, St. Therese of Lisieux: Her Last Conversations
“And it is the Lord, it is Jesus, Who is my judge. Therefore I will try always to think leniently of others, that He may judge me leniently, or rather not at all, since He says: "Judge not, and ye shall not be judged.”
Thérèse de Lisieux, Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux
“i can nourish myself on nothing but truth”
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“A soul in a state of grace has nothing to fear of demons who are cowards.”
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“La joie réside au plus intime de l'âme; on peut aussi bien la posséder dans une obscure prison que dans un palais.”
Thérèse de Lisieux
“I know now that true charity consists in bearing all our neighbours' defects--not being surprised at their weakness, but edified at their smallest virtues.”
Thérèse de Lisieux
“Then, overcome by joy, I cried, 'Jesus, my love. At last I have found my vocation. My vocation is love. In the heart of the Church, my mother, I will be love, and then I will be all things.”
Thérèse de Lisieux
“I am convinced that one should tell one's spiritual director if one has a great desire for Communion, for Our Lord does not come from Heaven every day to stay in a golden ciborium; He comes to find another heaven, the heaven of our soul in which He loves to dwell.”
Thérèse de Lisieux, The Story Of A Soul: The Autobiography Of St. Therese Of Lisieux
“It is better to leave each one in his own opinion than to enter into arguments.”
Thérèse de Lisieux
“For me, prayer is an aspiration of the heart, it is a simple glance directed to heaven, it is a cry of gratitude and love in the midst of trial as well as joy; finally it is something great, supernatural, which expands my soul and unites me to Jesus.”
Thérèse de Lisieux
“Another time I was working in the laundry, and the Sister opposite, while washing handkerchiefs, repeatedly splashed me with dirty water. My first impulse was to draw back and wipe my face, to show the offender I should be glad if she would behave more quietly; but the next minute I thought how foolish it was to refuse the treasures God offered me so generously, and I refrained from betraying my annoyance. On the contrary, I made such efforts to welcome the shower of dirty water, that at the end of half an hour I had taken quite a fancy to this novel kind of aspersion, and I resolved to come as often as I could to the happy spot where such treasures were freely bestowed.”
Thérèse de Lisieux, Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux
“I say nothing to him I love him”
Thérèse de Lisieux

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