Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Looking for Quotes

I need your help! We want to put some great Catholic quotes around our bookcenter, in the units above the Spirituality, Prayer, Marian and Children's sections, and over our Movie section. The ideal candidate will be pithy (I mean really short) and by a recognized Catholic authority. Like a saint. And may even (ahem!) mention "books" or "reading." (Except for the movie section. Obviously.)
Please add any favorites from your book of quotations to the comments below!
Thanks a million...

31 comments:

Steve said...

"God who loves tiny beginnings, will know as He always knows best, how and when to provide developments."

- The Venerable Father Solanus Casey

Tim said...

There is no time of life past learning something. - St. Ambrose

Not sure if that fits with your needs but there it is. :)

xaipe said...

These are great! Thanks! And keep 'em coming...
(I think I'll use the "tiny beginnings" for the children's section.)

Dawn said...

I have quite a few quotes (mostly Catholic) that I love along the right hand side of my blog. You could look and see if there is anything that would work for you. Click on my name above to go to my blog or go to http://naturaldesign.blogspot.com/

God bless!
Dawn

Barb said...

I'm planning on sharing this with Dr Paul for the SaintCast too. But one of my favorite quotes which is attributed to Blessed Mother Teresa is:
"Smiles generate smiles; just as love generates love."

Barb in Nebraska

Bego said...

"Rise, let us be on our way" (Mark 14:42) for the check out?

You can use for the people who hang out to read instead of buying stuff!

marika said...

If you become who you are, you will set the whole world on fire. (St. Catherine of Siena)

God does not call us to be successful. He calls us to be faithful." (Bl. Mother Theresa)

Wait for the LORD with courage;
be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD. (Ps 27)

"Christianity is not an intellectual system, a collection of dogmas, or a moralism. Christianity is instead an encounter, a love story, an event." (B16) - (nb, not pithy, but perhaps just used the last part...)

"Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." (JPII)

peace,
marika

jeffmathews said...

"The Church does not reject, but examines, elevates and adopts every discovery, all knowledge and science, both human and divine, for all this constitutes a precious contribution to her teaching."

"Love of the truth, for the truth, and in the truth, is the first and most sanctifying love."

- Blessed James Alberione

Sorry, I know both are a little long, but these struck me with regards to reading, studying, and searching for truth.

larry c. said...

St Ambrose, said: "Confession opens the door to heaven".

Anonymous said...

"God loves each of us as if there were only one of us"St.Augustine

jeffmathews said...

"Bible reading inflames charity."

- Blessed James Alberione

"Mary is our spiritual mother, truly, really, and actually."

- Blessed James Alberione

"For a person, Christian, religious, priest, prayer is the first and greatest duty."

- Blessed James Alberione

larry c. said...

Those who commit these types of scandals are guility of the spiritual equivalent of murder, but I', here among you to prevent something far worst for you. While those who give scandal are guilty of the spiritual equivalent of murder, those who take scandal- who allow scandals to destroy faith- are guilty of spiritual suicide. -- St. Francis de Sales

larry c. said...

My daughter, I see more Pharisees among Christians than there were around Pilate. -- St. Margaret of Cortona

larry c. said...

Nothing is far from God. -- St. Monica

jeffmathews said...

"Learn from everything, from all."

- Blessed James Alberione

jeffmathews said...

"Only God can make us happy."

Venerable Mother Thecla Merlo

Lisa said...

"My hands at work, my heart with God." Blessed Pauline von Mallinckrodt

Anonymous said...

God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

Mother Teresa

xaipe said...

This is fantastic!

Ladyoflaurion said...

Preach the Gospel at all times, when necessary use words. ~Francis of Assisi

Anonymous said...

"Let us consider our place in sight of God and of his angels." St. Benedict

Terry Matz said...

"Let us rise in chanting that our hearts and voices harmonize." St. Benedict

pasdragged2vt said...

If you're not a thorn in someone's side, you're not doing Christianity right - Mother Angelica

Renee said...

As often as you can during the day, recall your mind to the presence of God. Consider what God is doing, what you are doing. You will always find God's eyes fixed on you in unchangeable love. Saint Francis de Sales

Renee said...

"Do not fear God for perfect love casts out fear. God is biased in your favor. God is more lenient than you because He is perfectly good and, therefore, loves you more. Be bold enough then, to believe that God is on your side, even when you forget to be on His."
Fulton J. Sheen

Renee said...

If there be a true way that leads to the Everlasting Kingdom, it is most certainly that of suffering, patiently endured.

- Saint Colette (1381-1447)

jeffmathews said...

"Are you familiar with every book that has ever been published?"

- An impressed Pope John XXIII to Pauline Father Anthony Damonte

"Have confidence in the Lord; it will never leave you deluded!"

- Blsses James Alberione

Anonymous said...

"All the way to heaven is heaven also"

St. Catherine of Siena

Joyful Catholics said...

"There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read." GK Chesterton

Good ol' GKC.

Joyful Catholics said...

Here's PITHY.

"Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity." GKC

StJosephwannabe said...

Hello Sr Anne!

I have a bunch on my blog
http://stjosephwannabe.blogspot.com
that you are welcome to look through. I love good quotes and I try to add to them as I can.

God Bless,
Joseph