Philip Neri Quotes

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Philip Neri Quotes

Obedience is the true holocaust which we sacrifice to God on the altar of our hearts.
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Cast yourself into the arms of God and be very sure that if he wants anything of you, He will fit you for the work and give you strength.

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A joyful heart is more easily made perfect than a downcast one.

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The man who loves God with a true heart, and prizes him above all things, sometimes sheds floods of tears at prayer, and has in abundance of favours and spiritual feelings coming upon him with such vehemence, that he is forced to cry out, Lord! let me be quiet!

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The Lord grants in a moment what we may have been unable to obtain in dozens of years.

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In this life there is no purgatory; it is either hell or paradise; for to him who serves God truly, every trouble and infirmity turns into consolations, and through all kinds of trouble he has a paradise within himself even in this world: and he who does not serve God truly, and gives himself up to sensuality, has one hell in this world, and another in the next.

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The great thing is to become Saints.

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He who wishes for anything but Christ, does not know what he wishes; he who asks for anything but Christ, does not know what he is asking; he who works, and not for Christ, does not know what he is doing.

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Those who have themselves for a spiritual director have a fool for a spiritual director.

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As soon as we are stripped of the sordid garb of avarice, we shall be clothed with the royal and imperial vest of the opposite virtue, liberality.

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Believe me, there is no more powerful means to obtain God's grace than to employ the intercessions of the Holy Virgin.

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It is easy to infuse a most fervent devotion into others, even in a short time; but the great matter is - to persevere.

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There is nothing the devil fears so much, or so much tries to hinder, as prayer.

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He who wishes for goods will never have devotion.

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We must not trust in ourselves, but take the advice of our spiritual father, and recommend ourselves to everybodys prayers.

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There is nothing more dangerous in the spiritual life, than to wish to rule ourselves after our own way of thinking.

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Let the sick man enter into the Side of Jesus and His most holy Wounds; let him not be afraid, but combat manfully, and he will come forth victorious.

— Philip Neri

Obedience is the true holocaust which we sacrifice to God on the altar of our hearts.

— Philip Neri

It is an old custom of the servants of God to have some little prayer ready and to be frequently darting them up to heaven during the day, lifting their minds to God out of the mire of this world.

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The stench of impurity before God and the angels is so great, that no stench in the world can equal it.

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