He who labors as he prays lifts his heart to God with his hands.

— Benedict of Nursia

The most fulfilling Benedict of Nursia quotes that will be huge advantage for your personal development

Be careful to be gentle, lest in removing the rust, you break the whole instrument.


Prayer ought to be short and pure, unless it be prolonged by the inspiration of Divine grace.


The first step of humility is unhesitating obedience which comes naturally to those who cherish Christ above all.


Listen carefully, my child, to your master's precepts, and incline the ear of your heart. Receive willingly and carry out effectively your loving father's advice, that by the labor of obedience you may return to Him from whom you had departed by the sloth of disobedience.


Idleness is the enemy of the soul; and therefore the brethren ought to be employed in manual labor at certain times, at others, in devout reading.


Girded with faith and the performance of good works, let us follow in his [Jesus] paths by the guidance of the Gospel.


It is useless to subdue the flesh by abstinence, unless one gives up his irregular life, and abandons vices which defile his soul.


Then are they truly monks when they live by the labor of their hands.


The prophet shows that, for the sake of silence, we are to abstain even from good talk. If this be so, how much more needful is it that we refrain from evil words, on account of the penalty of the sin!


The sleepy like to make excuses.


He who has ears for hearing, let him listen


He should first show them in deeds rather than words all that is good and holy.


About Benedict of Nursia

Quotes 24 sayings
Profession Saint
Birthday 480

It is time now for us to rise from sleep.


Before all, and above all, attention shall be paid to the care of the sick, so that they shall be served as if they were Christ Himself.


And let them first pray together, that so they may associate in peace.


Every age and degree of understanding should have its proper measure of discipline. With regard to boys and adolescents, therefore, or those who cannot understand the seriousness of the penalty of excommunication, whenever such as these are delinquent let them be subjected to severe fasts or brought to terms by harsh beatings, that they may be cured.


There is nothing better to display the truth in an excellent light, than a clear and simple statement of facts.


Whenever you begin any good work you should first of all make a most pressing appeal to Christ our Lord to bring it to perfection.


To attribute to God, and not to self, whatever good one sees in oneself;

but to recognize always that the evil is one's own doing, and to impute it on one's self.


Idleness is an enemy of the soul.


Listen and attend with the ear of your heart.


The first degree of humility is prompt obedience.


Run while you have the light of life!