Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Teresa of Ávila quotations

Saint Teresa of Avila (Teresa de Jesús) (1515-03-28 - 1582-10-04), born Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada, was a Spanish mystic philosopher and Catholic saint.

Let nothing disturb thee;
Let nothing dismay thee:
All thing pass;
God never changes.
Patience attains
All that it strives for.
He who has God
Finds he lacks nothing:
God alone suffices.

I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him. (thanks to Lon Milo DuQuette for using it in his book Low Magick)

Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.

To have courage for whatever comes in life — everything lies in that.

There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.

It is love alone that gives worth to all things.

Pain is never permanent.

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.

Reflect upon the providence and wisdom of God in all created things and praise Him in them all.

Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.

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