Inspiring Quotes by Saint Therese of Lisieux

Saint Therese of Lisieux, also known as "The Little Flower," inspires us with her simple yet profound spirituality. Here are ten of her most inspiring quotes:

  1. "Love proves itself by deeds, so how am I to show my love? Great deeds are forbidden me. The only way I can prove my love is by scattering flowers and these flowers are every little sacrifice, every glance and word, and the doing of the least actions for love."

  2. "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."

  3. "Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, or even at their difficulty, as at the love with which we do them."

  4. "Holiness consists simply in doing God's will, and being just what God wants us to be."

  5. "Everything is a grace, everything is the direct effect of our Father's love. Difficulties, contradictions, humiliations, all the souls misunderstandings, sufferings, everything, is a grace."

  6. "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 lose its loveliness. And so it is in the world of souls, where each one has its own mission and is different from the others in its qualities and sanctity."

  7. "What matters in life is not great deeds, but great love."

  8. "The good God would not inspire unattainable desires."

  9. "You cannot be half a saint; you must be a whole saint or no saint at all."

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