Hold your eyes on God and leave the doing to him. That is all the doing you have to worry about.

— Jane Frances de Chantal

The most provocative Jane Frances de Chantal quotes that will add value to your life

Must you continue to be your own cross? No matter which way God leads you, you change everything into bitterness by constantly brooding over everything. For the love of God, replace all this self-scrutiny with a pure and simple glance at God's goodness.


Follow your own way of speaking to our Lord sincerely, lovingly, confidently, and simply, as your heart dictates.


In prayer one must hold fast and never let go, because the one who gives up loses all. If it seems that no one is listening to you, then cry out even louder. If you are driven out of one door, go back in by the other.


There is no danger if our prayer is without words or reflection because the good success of prayer depends neither on words nor on study. It depends upon the simple raising of our minds to God, and the more simple and stripped of feeling it is, the surer it is.


Suffering borne in the will quietly and patiently is a continual, very powerful prayer before God.


The great method of prayer is to have none.

If in going to prayer one can form in oneself a pure capacity for receiving the spirit of God, that will suffice for all method.


With God there is no need for long speeches.


we must be as satisfied to be powerless, idle and still before God, and dried up and barren when He permits it, as to be full of life, enjoying His presence with ease and devotion. The whole matter of our union with God consists in being content either way.


In prayer, more is accomplished by listening than by talking.


Is there world enough for me?


Hell is full of the talented, but Heaven of the energetic.


An evil discovered is half healed.


About Jane Frances de Chantal

Quotes 15 sayings
Profession Saint
Birthday January 23, 1572

Cordial love of the neighbor does not consist in feelings.

This love flows not from a heart of flesh but from the heart of our will.


... in this valley of tears we must expect much sorrow and little consolation.