"To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Saint Teresa of Avila on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Saint Teresa of Avila on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Saint Teresa of Avila on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Saint Teresa of Avila on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Saint Teresa of Avila on Mark Twain
"To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that."
"I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him."
"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."