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"In the evening of life, we will be judged on love alone." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"Silence is God's first language." -Saint John of the Cross "Where there is no love, put love, and you will find love." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"The soul that is attached to anything, however much good there may be in it, will not arrive at the liberty of divine union." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"My soul is a candle that burned away the veil; only the glorious duties of light I now have." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"To reach satisfaction in all desire its possession in nothing." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"Love is the measure by which we shall be judged." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"What we need most in order to make progress is to be silent before this great God with our appetite and with our tongue, for the language he best hears is silent love." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"God's love is not learned, it is felt and experienced." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"One act of pure love pleases me more than a thousand imperfect prayers." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"The more we allow ourselves to be consumed by our own desires, the farther we drift from the love of God." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"Our greatest need is to be silent before this great God with our appetite and with our tongue." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"In order to arrive at having pleasure in everything, desire to have pleasure in nothing." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"The soul that is quick to turn to speaking is slow to turn to God." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"If you purify your soul of attachment to and desire for things, you will understand them spiritually." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"Love is the answer to all things." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"All that the beginner in prayer has to do--and you must not forget this, for it is very important--is to labor and be resolute and prepare himself with all possible diligence to bring his will into conformity with the will of God ." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"Be always seeking the face of the Lord in order to find him." -Saint John of the Cross

"What we need most in order to make progress is to be silent before this great God with our appetite and with our tongue, for the language he best hears is silent love." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"The dark night of the soul is a purification of our faculties, not a punishment for our sins." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"All the troubles of the Church come from people wanting to be something."

 

-Saint John of the Cross "God is not found in the soul by adding anything but by a process of subtraction." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"God gave us faculties for our use; each of them will receive its proper reward." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"There is no better way to attain greater progress in prayer than by remaining in solitude and silence." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"To be taken with love for a soul, God does not look on its greatness, but the greatness of its humility." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"At the end of our lives, we will be judged by love." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"It is not a question of God showing us the way, but of us allowing ourselves to be guided by him." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"I am not anxious about my sins, for God is more anxious to forgive them than I am to commit them." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"The road is narrow. He who wishes to travel it more easily must cast off all things and use the cross as his cane. In other words, he must be truly resolved to suffer willingly for the love of God in all things." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"When you are wounded by love, open your heart to God." -Saint John of the Cross "All the good that is in the world comes from the Holy Spirit." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"The most powerful prayer, one well-night omnipotent, and the worthiest work of all is the outcome of a quiet mind." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"It is love alone that gives worth to all things." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"Endeavor to be inclined always not to the easiest, but to the most difficult; not to the most gratifying, but to the least pleasant; not to what means rest for you, but to hard work; not to the consoling pleasant things, but to the unconsoling ones; not to those that are more, but to those that are less; not to the highest and most precious, but to the lowest and most despised; not to wanting something, but to wanting nothing." -Saint John of the Cross

 

"The way of loving God is not easy, but it is simple." -Saint John of the Cross

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