Saint Quotes

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C.S. Lewis
“The stamp of the Saint is that he can waive his own rights and obey the Lord Jesus.”
C.S. Lewis

Thomas Aquinas
“Better to illuminate than merely to shine to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.”
Thomas Aquinas

Rollo May
“Recall how often in human history the saint and the rebel have be the same person. (p. 35)”
Rollo May, The Courage to Create

St. Antony the Great
“A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, 'You are mad; you are not like us.”
St. Antony the Great

Haidji
“He lived like a devil and died like a saint”
Haidji, SG - Suicide Game

Mother Angelica
“Where most men work for degrees after their names, we work for one before our names: 'St.' It's a much more difficult degree to attain. It takes a lifetime, and you don't get your diploma until you're dead.”
Mother Angelica

Diane Duane
“But the trouble with sainthood these days is the robe-and-halo imagery that gets stuck onto it." Carl got that brooding look again. "People forget that robes were street clothes once... and still are, in a lot of places. And halos are to that fierce air of innocence what speech balloons in comics are to the sound of the voice itself. Shorthand. But most people just see an old symbol and don't bother looking behind it for the meaning. Sainthood starts to look old-fashioned, unattainable... even repellent. Actually, you can see it all around, once you learn to spot it.”
Diane Duane, A Wizard Alone

Oswald Chambers
“Tolerating a wrong attitude toward another person causes you to follow the spirit of the devil, no matter how saintly you are.”
Oswald Chambers

Léon Bloy
“The only real sadness, the only real failure, the only great tragedy in life, is not to become a saint.”
Léon Bloy

Ezra Pound
“Adolf Hitler was a Jeanne d'Arc, a saint. He was a martyr.”
Ezra Pound

Ted Dekker
“Dust to dust, ashes to ashes. Halleluiah amen, you are dismissed.”
Ted Dekker
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Benedict XVI
“Each of you has a personal vocation which He has given you for your own joy and sanctity. When a person is conquered by the fire of His gaze, no sacrifice seems too great to follow Him and give Him the best of ourselves. This is what the saints have always done, spreading the light of the Lord ... and transforming the world into a welcoming home for everyone.”
Pope Benedict XVI

Munia Khan
“It’s been raining outside and I feel like a sad poet, hating my imagination pissing on the roof.”
Munia Khan

Georgette Heyer
“God knows I'm no saint, but I don't think I'm more of a sinner than any other man.”
Georgette Heyer, The Nonesuch

Philippe Claudel
“Saintliness is very odd. When people encounter it, they often take it for something else, something completely unlike it: indifference, mockery, scheming, coldness, insolence, perhaps even contempt. But they're mistaken, and that makes them furious. They commit an awful crime. This is doubtless the reason why most saints end up as martyrs.”
Philippe Claudel, Brodeck

“We designate the spirit of the well as 'she' because in most of her personifications she takes a female form, though not invariably. She appears in many guises - ghost, witch, saint, mermaid, fairy, and sometimes in animal form, often as a sacred fish - and her presence permeates well lore, and indeed water lore generally.”
Colin Bord

Rachel Caine
“So don't preach at us like you're some kind of saint. You're just another sinner.”
Rachel Caine, Fall of Night

Hilary Mantel
“By the tits of Holy Agnes”
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall

“To so many people, the Lord is in danger of being no more than a patron saint of our systematic theology instead of the Christ Who is our life.”
Major W. Ian Thomas

Nandhiji
“For a Siddhar yogi, time is precious. It is important to utilize every moment to evolve into ever higher states of consciousness. We understand stagnancy as decay and for growth, we constantly discard the old to welcome change as the new. We tap into the magical abilities to evolve. "Every saint was a sinner in the past" maxim holds true. In the intensity of our yogic pursuit we evolve quickly. By evolving, we know that is the greatest gift of a lifetime we could ever receive- to be angelic as a being of consciousness. Consciousness is ever evolving and dynamic in transforming.”
Nandhi Tapasyogi, Mastery of Consciousness: Awaken the Inner Prophet: Liberate Yourself with Yogic Wisdom.

“As soon as you are born, you're given a name, a religion, a nationality and a race. You spend the rest of your life defining and defending a fictional identity.”
Brandon Garic Notch

Toba Beta
“This is the world of sixty billion dollars saint.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

“We must begin by purifying ourselves before purifying others; we must be instructed to be able to instruct, become light to illuminate, draw close to God to bring him close to others, be sanctified to sanctify, lead by the hand and counsel prudently.”
Saint Gregory Nazianzus

Emil M. Cioran
“He who is inclined to lust is merciful and tender-hearted; those who are inclined to purity are not so' (Saint John Climacus). It took a saint, neither more nor less, to denounce so distinctly and so vigorously not the lies but the very essence of Christian morality, and indeed of all morality.”
Emil M. Cioran, The Trouble with Being Born

Adrienne Young
“My mother looked at me then, with something in her eyes I’d never seen before. A reverence. As if something marvelous and at the same time harrowing had just happened. She blinked, pulling me between her and Saint, and I burrowed in, their warmth instantly making me feel like a child again.”
Adrienne Young, Namesake

“There is no saint without a taint”
Cosntance Friday

Louisa May Alcott
“I'm not jealous, dear, do your best, only
don't make a saint of him. I'm afraid I couldn't like him without a spice of human
naughtiness.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Abhijit Naskar
“Who the hell is the Vatican to declare who is saint and who is not - sacrifice makes a saint, not allegiance to the Vatican. A saint is determined by action and action alone - saintliness is not the possession of any barbaric institution to be endowed on people - saintliness is the plain ordinary drive within each human to become less animal and more human.”
Abhijit Naskar, Heart Force One: Need No Gun to Defend Society

Abhijit Naskar
“Saintliness doesn't mean flawlessness, saintliness means being aware of the flaws and mending them as you grow through life.”
Abhijit Naskar, Heart Force One: Need No Gun to Defend Society

Benedict XVI
“The saints are the true interpreters of Holy Scriptures. The meaning of a given passage of the Bible becomes most intelligible in those human beings who have been totally transfixed by it and have lived it out.”
Benedict XVI, Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration

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