50+ Best St Therese of Lisieux Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Thérèse of Lisieux, born Marie Françoise-Thérèse Martin, also known as Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, was a French Catholic Discalced Carmelite nun who is widely venerated in modern times. Profoundly inspirational St Therese of Lisieux quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous St Therese of Lisieux Quotes

Kindness is my only guiding star. In its light, I sail a straight route, I have my motto written on my sail: ‘To live in love.’

You know well enough that Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them.

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.

True charity consists in bearing all our neighbor’s defects – not being surprised at their weakness, but edified at their smallest virtues.

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

Ah! How contrary are the teachings of Jesus to the feelings of nature! Without the help of His grace, it would be impossible not only to put them into practice but to even understand them.

Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.

God would never inspire me with desires which cannot be realized; so in spite of my littleness, I can hope to be a saint.

Love can accomplish all things. Things that are most impossible become easy where love is at work.

I am the smallest of creatures and I recognize my worthlessness, but I also know how hearts that are generous and noble love to do good.

Then, overcome by joy, I cried, ‘Jesus, my love. At last, I have found my vocation. My vocation is love. In the heart of the Church, my mother, I will be love, and then I will be all things.

Time is your boat not your home.

That beautiful day passed just as the saddest ones do, since the most radiant of days has a tomorrow.

I have often heard it said in retreats and elsewhere that an innocent soul never loves God as much as a repentant one, and how I long to prove that is not true.

Inspirational St Therese of Lisieux Quotes

Jesus does not demand great actions from us, but simply surrender and gratitude.

I can nourish myself on nothing but truth.

When one loves, one does not calculate.

The world’s thy ship and not thy home.

Judge not, and ye shall not be judged.

A soul in a state of grace has nothing to fear of demons who are cowards.

If I did not simply live from one moment to another, it would be impossible for me to be patient; but I only look at the present, I forget the past, and I take good care not to forestall the future.

Jesus, help me to simplify my life by learning what you want me to be and becoming that person.

The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother.

It is wrong to pass one’s time in fretting, instead of sleeping on the Heart of Jesus.

I said before, that I have learned much by guiding others. In the first place, I see that all souls have more or less the same battles to fight, and on the other hand, that one soul differs widely from another, so each must be dealt with differently.

True happiness on earth consists in being forgotten and in remaining completely ignorant of created things. I understood that all we accomplish, however brilliant, is worth nothing without love.

It’s true, I suffer a great deal–but do I suffer well? That is the question.

To live in love is to sail forever, spreading seeds of joy and peace in hearts.

Only God can see what is in the bottom of our hearts; we are half-blind.

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

The good God does not need years to accomplish His work of love in a soul; one ray from His Heart can, in an instant, make His flower bloom for eternity.

Top St Therese of Lisieux Quotes

When I die, I will send down a shower of roses from the heavens, I will spend my heaven by doing good on earth.

When something painful or disagreeable happens to me, instead of a melancholy look, I answer with a smile. At first, I did not always succeed, but now it has become a habit which I am glad to have acquired.

It is better to leave each one in his own opinion than to enter into arguments.

A word or a smile is often enough to put fresh life in a despondent soul.

True love feeds on sacrifice and becomes more pure and strong the more our natural satisfaction is denied.

I prefer the monotony of obscure sacrifices to all ecstasies. To pick up a pin for love can convert a soul.

Joy is not found in the things which surround us, but lives only in the soul.

If every flower wanted to be a rose, nature would lose her springtime beauty.

Go often to Holy Communion. Go very often! This is your one remedy.

Jesus has chosen to show me the only way which leads to the Divine Furnace of love; it is the way of childlike self-surrender, the way of a child who sleeps, afraid of nothing, in its father’s arms.

My whole strength lies in prayer and sacrifice; these are my invincible arms; they can move hearts far better than words.

Remember that nothing is small in the eyes of God. Do all that you do with love.

Just as the sun shines on all the trees and flowers as if each were the only one on earth, so does God care for all souls in a special manner.

It is consoling that he who must judge us dwell in us to save us always from all of our miseries, and to pardon us.

Thus the ordinary, uncontrolled chattering we call prose” changes its nature, like coal becoming incandescent. Poetry resembles music.

Let us love, since that is what our hearts were made for.

I understood that the Church had a Heart and that this Heart was burning with love.

Do you realize that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you – for you alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart… Don’t listen to the demon; laugh at him, and go without fear to receive the Jesus of peace and love.

If a little flower could speak, it seems to me that it would tell us quite simply all that God has done for it, without hiding any of its gifts. It would not, under the pretext of humility, say that it was not pretty, or that it had not a sweet scent, that the sun had withered its petals, or the storm bruised its stem if it knew that such were not the case.

Our Lord’s love shines out just as much through a little soul who yields completely to His Grace as it does through the greatest.

For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.

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