"I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Saint Teresa of Avila on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Saint Teresa of Avila on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Saint Teresa of Avila on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Saint Teresa of Avila on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Saint Teresa of Avila on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that."
"To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience."
"For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God."
"We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can - namely, surrender our will and fulfill God's will in us."
"God has been very good to me, for I never dwell upon anything wrong which a person has done, so as to remember it afterwards. If I do remember it, I always see some other virtue in that person."