The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.
Kind words may be short... but their echoes are endless.
The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.
It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
Preach the gospel everywhere you go, and, if necessary, use words.
It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.
Peace begins with a smile.
The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.
Those who join the Carmelite Order are not lost to their near and dear ones, but have been won for them, because it is our vocation to intercede to God for everyone.
One filled with joy preaches without preaching.
Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.
Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.
Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.
There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those.
So many signatures for such a small heart.
Pain is never permanent.
Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.
You will find something more in woods than in books.
Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.
Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.
Don't let your sins turn into bad habits.
For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.
Anyone who truly loves God travels securely.
You desire that which exceeds my humble powers, but I trust in the compassion and mercy of the All-powerful God.
He is not wise to me who is wise in words only, but he who is wise in deeds.
Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger.
If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
We should always be disposed to believe that that which appears white is really black, if the hierarchy of the Church so decides.
The nation... doesn't simply need what we have. It needs what we are.
If I be worthy, I live for my God to teach the heathen, even though they may despise me.
The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit.
We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can - namely, surrender our will and fulfill God's will in us.
To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that.
Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
In some causes silence is dangerous.
One must really have suffered oneself to help others.
Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action.