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Teresa of Avila ( 1515 - 1582 )

  • Remember that you have only one soul; that you have only one death to die; that you have only one life, which is short and has to be lived by you alone; and there is only one glory, which is eternal. If you do this, there will be many things about which you care nothing.
- 'Maxims for Her Nuns'
  • Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.
- Maxims for Her Nuns
  • Untilled soil, however fertile it may be, will bear thistles and thorns; and so it is with man's mind.
- Maxims for Her Nuns
  • God never changes;
Patient endurance
Attains to all things;
Who God possesses
In nothing is wanting;
Alone God suffices.
- Bookmark
  • Humility must always be doing its work like a bee making honey in the hive; without humility all will be lost.
- Interior Castle
  • I believe that honour and money nearly always go together. …Seldom or never is a poor man honoured by the world; however worthy of honour he may be, he is apt rather to be despised by it.
- Way of Perfection
  • It is true that we cannot be free from sin, but at least let our sins not always be the same.
- Conception of Love of God

Mary Tudor

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