ST BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX QUOTES

“The measure of love is to love without measure.”

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”

“Humility is the foundation of all virtues.”

“Hell is full of good intentions or desires.”

“He who wishes to be secure must be willing to change.”

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

“He who can do more can do less.”

“Love never says, ‘I have done enough.'”

“There are those who seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge; that is curiosity. There are those who seek knowledge to be known by others; that is vanity. There are those who seek knowledge in order to serve, that is love.”

“Your law is written in the book of eternity.”

“We taste God’s love in proportion as we yield up our wills to His.”

“Love is a faculty which, if it is used at all, brings increase, and if it is not used, it is lost.”

“Nothing can work me damage except myself; the harm that I sustain I carry about with me, and never am a real sufferer but by my own fault.”

“He who is filled with love is filled with God himself.”

“When a soul is inflamed with love for God, it tends to the virtues.”

“The further we are from God, the more restless we are; the nearer we approach Him, the more peaceable and calm we become.”

“Love appears at all times, in all things, in all seasons.”

“The just man is happy in affliction and resigned to suffering.”

“No one can assure you of your salvation except yourselves.”

“The beginning of the cure is the realization of the disease.”

“The measure of love is to love without measure.”

“God Himself is charity, and to enjoy Him is the end to which we are made.”

“In necessary things unity, in doubtful things liberty, in all things charity.”

“To fall in love with God is the greatest romance.”

“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.”

“Work with your hands, love with your heart, and pray with your soul.”

“Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.”

“It is not the tongue that makes us holy, but the heart.”

“The measure of love is to love without measure.”

“What is love if not something extraordinary?”