QUOTES FROM ST JOHN VIANNEY

“God commands you to pray, but He forbids you to worry.”

“The saints have always been the source and origin of the spiritual good of the Church.”

“The happiness of the soul consists in being rejoiced only by what pleases God.”

“St. Joseph never spoke a word but he believed; he never saw anything but he obeyed.”

“The devil fears mortification more than he fears weapons.”

“The heart of the just man is like a paradise of delight.”

“God did not create us to abandon us later in life.”

“Every good act done with purity of heart drives away the devil, just as light drives away darkness.”

“Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future dangers which never arrive.”

“Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in You.”

“The greatest saints have always experienced infinite sweetness in this devotion to the Most Holy Virgin.”

“The saints were not the children of stone or of wood. They were children of flesh and blood.”

“True devotion to the Blessed Virgin consists in three things: veneration, confidence, and love.”

“Prayer is nothing but a conversation with God.”

“Honor the Blessed Virgin Mary; it is the best grace you can give to her.”

“There is nothing so great as the Eucharist. If God had something more precious, He would have given it to us.”

“There are two necessities in life: to be pure and to live with Jesus Christ.”

“To love God, we must know Him; and to know Him, we must meditate upon His life.”

“No one can please God without practicing virtue.”

“God is not pleased so much by the greatness of our actions as by the love with which we do them.”

“How good God is to let Himself be captivated by us.”

“We must love our neighbors as being made in the image of God and as our brothers and sisters in Christ.”

“We are all great sinners, but we can become great saints.”

“Nothing is more beautiful than to smile in the midst of difficulties.”

“The more one loves God, the more one desires to love Him.”

“The best prayer is that in which we do not have to use words.”

“Love sweetens everything; it is its own reward.”

“Begin at the beginning, and seek first the kingdom of God.”

“The devil strives to deceive us by appearance and by false reasoning.”

“The more one loves God, the more trials and tribulations one must endure.”