18 Inspiring Quotes from St Therese of Lisieux

The Little Flower, St Therese, is one of our favourite saints and is an inspiration to young people everywhere. Here are some of our favourite quotes from the young French saint.

There are many great Therese of Lisieux quotes. Here are some of our favourite quotes from the French saint who inspires so many young people.
“Holiness consists simply in doing God’s will, and being just what God wants us to be.” St Therese of Lisieux

1. Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.

2. If every flower wanted to be a rose, nature would lose her springtime beauty.

3. Holiness consists simply in doing God’s will, and being just what God wants us to be.

4. For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.

5. Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.

6. The world’s thy ship and not thy home.

There are many great Therese of Lisieux quotes. Here are some of our favourite quotes from the French saint who inspires so many young people.
“Remember that nothing is small in the eyes of God. Do all that you do with love.” St Therese of Lisieux

7. A word or a smile is often enough to put fresh life in a despondent soul.

8. Do you realise that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you – for you alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart… Don’t listen to the demon, laugh at him, and go without fear to receive the Jesus of peace and love.

9. Remember that nothing is small in the eyes of God. Do all that you do with love.

10. If I did not simply live from one moment to another, it would be impossible for me to be patient; but I only look at the present, I forget the past, and I take good care not to forestall the future.

11. I can nourish myself on nothing but truth.

12. The good God does not need years to accomplish His work of love in a soul; one ray from His Heart can, in an instant, make His flower bloom for eternity.

There are many great Therese of Lisieux quotes. Here are some of our favourite quotes from the French saint who inspires so many young people.
“Only God can see what is in the bottom of our hearts; we are half-blind.” St Therese of Lisieux

13. It pleases Him to create great Saints, who may be compared with the lilies or the rose; but He has also created little ones, who must be content to be daisies or violets, nestling at His feet to delight His eyes when He should choose to look at them. The happier they are to be as He wills, the more perfect they are.

14. Our Lord’s love shines out just as much through a little soul who yields completely to His Grace as it does through the greatest.

15. Only God can see what is in the bottom of our hearts; we are half-blind.

16. Jesus has chosen to show me the only way which leads to the Divine Furnace of love; it is the way of childlike self-surrender, the way of a child who sleeps, afraid of nothing, in its father’s arms.

17. When I die, I will send down a shower of roses from the heavens, I will spend my heaven by doing good on earth.

18. I implore You, cast Your eyes upon a multitude of little souls; choose from this world, I beg of You, a legion of little victims worthy of Your love.