If you do good people may accuse you of selfish motives. Do good anyway.

If you are successful you may win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.

Kind words are short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.

I know God will not give me anything I cant handle. I just wish that He didnt trust me so much.

Everytime you smile at someone it is an action of love a gift to that person a beautiful thing.

One must really have suffered oneself to help others.

I see God in every human being.

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts then there is no hurt but only more love.

Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.

People who really want help may attack you if you help them. Help them anyway.

A clean heart is a free heart. A free heart can love Christ with an undivided love in chastity, convinced that nothing and nobody will separate it from his love. Purity, chastity, and virginity created a special beauty in Mary that attracted God's attention.

People are unrealistic, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway.

The more you have, the more you are occupied, the less you give. But the less you have the more free you are. Poverty for us is a freedom. It is not mortification, a penance. It is joyful freedom. There is no television here, no this, no that. But we are perfectly happy.

Joy is a sign of generosity. When you are full of joy, you move faster and you want to go about doing good to everyone.

Suffering is nothing by itself. But suffering shared with the passion of Christ is a wonderful gift, the most beautiful gift, a token of love.

You know, you cannot give your faith to your children, you can only show them.

We interfere with God's plans when we push in someone or something else not suitable for us. Be strict with yourself, and then be very strict with what you are receiving from the outside.

It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself.

There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those.

Prayer is the mortar that holds our house together.

The child is the beauty of God present in the world, that greatest gift to a family.

To bring souls to God- and God to souls.

I held the Host with two fingers and thought: How small Jesus made Himself, in order to show us that He doesn't expect great things of us, but rather little things with great love.

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

In light of heaven, the worst suffering on earth, a life full of the most atrocious tortures on earth, will be seen to be no more serious than one night in an inconvenient hotel.

In the developed countries there is a poverty of intimacy, a poverty of spirit, of loneliness, of lack of love. There is no greater sickness in the world today than that one.

I was once asked why I don't participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there.

I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.

The Lord likes small things best, especially those done with love.

God doesn't require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.

One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.

The success of love is in the loving - it is not in the result of loving. Of course it is natural in love to want the best for the other person, but whether it turns out that way or not does not determine the value of what we have done.

Give, but give until it hurts.

I used to pray that God would feed the hungry, or do this or that, but now I pray that he will guide me to do whatever I'm supposed to do, what I can do. I used to pray for answers, but now I'm praying for strength. I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things.

Let us always greet each other with a smile for the smile is the beginning of love.

Smile at each other. Smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other- it doesn't matter who it is- and that will help to grow up in greater love for each other.

Spread the love of God through your life but only use words when necessary.

Hungry for love, He looks at you. Thirsty for kindness, He begs of you. Naked for loyalty, He hopes in you. Homeless for shelter in your heart, He asks of you. Will you be that one to Him?

People are hungry for God. People are hungry for love. Are you aware of that? Do you know that? Do you see that? Do you have eyes to see? Quite often we look but we don't see. We are all passing through this world. We need to open our eyes and see.

One filled with the joy preaches without preaching.

The greatest mistake is to think you are too strong to fall into temptation. Put your finger in the fire and it will burn. So we have to go through the fire.

We learn humility through accepting humiliations cheerfully.

In loving one another through our works we bring an increase of grace and a growth in divine love.

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.

A smile is the beginning of peace.

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.