ORTHODOX SAINT QUOTES

“God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.” – St. John the Apostle

“The purpose of all true religion is to lead us to unceasing prayer.” – St. Theophan the Recluse

“Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry, every hardship, every anxiety.” – St. John Chrysostom

“Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” – St. Anthony the Great

“It is not the task of Christianity to provide easy answers to every question, but to make us progressively aware of a mystery.” – St. Mark the Ascetic

“The glory of God is a human being fully alive.” – St. Irenaeus of Lyon

“When we pray, we speak to God; when we read, God speaks to us.” – St. Jerome

“Do all things as if God Himself were acting in you.” – St. John of Kronstadt

“True humility is to consider oneself nothing and truly become the servant of all.” – St. Seraphim of Sarov

“God is not found in the soul by adding anything, but by a process of subtraction.” – St. John Climacus

“The way to God lies through love of people.” – St. Silouan the Athonite

“The soul that loves God has its rest in God and in God alone.” – St. Bernard of Clairvaux

“The acquisition of virtue should be our purpose in life.” – St. Gregory Palamas

“Do not despair, for you are already walking on the path to salvation.” – St. Paisios of Mount Athos

“To be human is to be created in the image and likeness of God.” – St. Athanasius of Alexandria

“The only true happiness in life is to love and to be loved.” – St. John of Kronstadt

“Patience is the companion of wisdom.” – St. Isaac the Syrian

“We must learn to love prayer, for it is through prayer that we draw near to God.” – St. Seraphim of Sarov

“Faith is not the result of logical reasoning, but a gift of God’s grace.” – St. John Chrysostom

“The greatest weapon against all troubles is prayer.” – St. Ephrem the Syrian

“The purpose of fasting is to bring us closer to God and detach ourselves from worldly desires.” – St. Basil the Great

“The whole point of fasting is to feel hunger, to experience deprivation, in order to learn how to control oneself.” – St. Maximus the Confessor

“Be at peace, and a thousand around you will be saved.” – St. Seraphim of Sarov

“God is searching for a heart set aflame with love for Him.” – St. Symeon the New Theologian

“True peace is found only in complete surrender to God’s will.” – St. John of Kronstadt

“The more we love God, the more easily we can love others.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“The goal of the Christian life is to become like Christ, to become an icon of God’s love in the world.” – St. Gregory of Nyssa

“Do not be afraid of suffering; it is through suffering that we grow closer to God.” – St. John Paul II

“Lift up your heart to God with humility and ask for His grace, and He will fill you with His love.” – St. Ignatius of Loyola

“To know God and be united with Him is the highest goal of human existence.” – St. Basil the Great