I love quotes. I draw so much inspiration and solace in them. I haven’t done a Quick Takes Friday in a while so thought I’d share some of my most favorite quotes with you today. Quotes that make me think, try to be a better person and find peace. Do you have any favorites? Share them with me in the comments section! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
“There are not more than 100 people in the world who truly hate the Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they perceive to be the Catholic Church. …As a matter of fact, if we Catholics believed all of the untruths and lies which were said against the Church, we probably would hate the Church a thousand times more than they do.” -Archbishop Fulton Sheen
“The apostles were dodos, dummies. But all the smart people in the world at the time wouldn’t take chances. That is the same problem we have today. The world is looking for intellectuals and the Lord is looking for dummies. That’s why I’m here.” -Mother Angelica
“Let nothing disturb you, Nothing frighten you.
All things are passing. God never changes.
Patient endurance attains all things.
Whoever possesses God lacks nothing.
God alone is sufficient.” –St. Teresa of Avila
“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.” -Mother Teresa
Bonus: “When you look at the crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Host, you understand how much Jesus loves you now.” -Mother Teresa
“On the one hand, we all want to be happy. On the other hand, we all know the things that make us happy. But we don’t do those things. Why? Simple. We are too busy. Too busy doing what? Too busy trying to be happy. This is the paradox of happiness that has bewitched our age.” – Matthew Kelly
“I strongly suspect that if we saw all the difference even the tiniest of our prayers to God make, and all the people those little prayers were destined to affect, and all the consequences of those effects down through the centuries, we would be so paralyzed with awe at the power of prayer that we would be unable to get up off our knees for the rest of our lives.” -Peter Kreeft
And of course, I just couldn’t pick only one from John Paul II…
The Pope’s last audible words, on hearing tens of thousands of young people singing in St. Peter’s Square as he lay in his deathbed, Friday, April 1, 2005: “I sought you out and now you come to me. Thank you.”
“Stupidity is also a gift from God, but one mustn’t misuse it.”
“To celebrate the Eucharist “to eat his flesh and drink his blood”, means to accept the wisdom of the Cross and the path of service. It means that we signal our willingness to sacrifice ourselves for others, as Christ has done. Our society desperately needs this sign, and young people need it even more so, tempted as they often are by the illusion of an easy and comfortable life, by drugs and pleasure-seeking, only to find themselves in a spiral of despair, meaninglessness and violence. It is urgent to change direction and to turn to Christ. This is the way of justice, solidarity and commitment to building a society and a future worthy of the human person.”
“As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.”