Anthony of Padua Quotes


"Damned money! Alas! How many religious did it blind! How many cloistered religious did it deceive! Money is the 'droppings of birds' that blinded the eyes of Tobit."

Anthony of Padua

"The prayer of the monk is not perfect until he no longer recognizes himself or the fact that he is praying."

Anthony of Padua

"Men will surrender to the spirit of the age. They will say that if they had lived in our day, faith would be simple and easy. But in their day, they will say, things are complex; the Church must be brought up to date and made meaningful to the day's problems."

Anthony of Padua

"Earthly riches are like the reed. Its roots are sunk in the swamp, and its exterior is fair to behold; but inside it is hollow. If a man leans on such a reed, it will snap off and pierce his soul."

Anthony of Padua

"Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak."

Anthony of Padua

"Regret not that which is past; and trust not to thine own righteousness."

Anthony of Padua

"Seek refuge in Mary because she is the city of refuge. We know that Moses set up three cities of refuge for anyone who inadvertently killed his neighbour. Now the Lord has established a refuge of mercy, Mary, even for those who deliberately commit evil. Mary provides shelter and strength for the sinner."

Anthony of Padua

"Attribute to God every good that you have received. If you take credit for something that does not belong to you, you will be guilty of theft."

Anthony of Padua

"He prays best who does not know that he is praying."

Anthony of Padua

"The spirit of humility is sweeter than honey, and those who nourish themselves with this honey produce sweet fruit."

Anthony of Padua

"The life of the body is the soul; the life of the soul is God."

Anthony of Padua

"Charity is the soul of faith, makes it alive; without love, faith dies."

Anthony of Padua

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