Saint Teresa of Avila Quotes & Sayings

59 most famous Saint Teresa of Avila quotes and sayings (saint). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Saint Teresa of Avila Quotes
“Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.”
Saint Teresa of Avila Quotes
“For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.”
“I had many friends to help me to fall; but as to rising again, I was so much left to myself, that I wonder now I was not always on the ground. I praise God for His mercy; for it was He only Who stretched out His hand to me. May He be blessed for ever! Amen.”
Saint Teresa of Avila Quotes
“Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.”
Saint Teresa of Avila Quotes
“More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.”
“A beginner must look on himself as one setting out to make a garden for his Lord's pleasure, on most unfruitful soil which abounds in weeds. His Majesty roots up the weeds and will put in good plants instead. Let us reckon that this is already done when the soul decides to practice prayer and has begun to do so.”
Saint Teresa of Avila Quotes
“All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted.”
Saint Teresa of Avila Quotes
“Prayer is an act of love; words are not needed. Even if sickness distracts from thoughts, all that is needed is the will to love.”
Saint Teresa of Avila Quotes
“Don't let your sins turn into bad habits.”
“I have often thought with wonder of the great goodness of God; and my soul has rejoiced in the contemplation of His great magnificence and mercy. May He be blessed for ever! For I see clearly that He has not omitted to reward me, even in this life, for every one of my good desires.”

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