Favorite Quotations ~  Saints Confessions

"To err is human. To forgive takes restraint; To forget you forgave Is the mark of a saint." ~ Suzanne Douglass

St. Augustine

We are not saints. We know we make mistakes, but at least our heart is with the right cause. ~ Dwight Eisenhower

A man does not have to be an angel in order to be a saint. ~ Albert Schweitzer

The saints differ from us in their exuberance, the excess of our human talents. Moderation is not their secret. It is in the wildness of their dreams, the desperate vitality of their ambitions, that they stand apart from ordinary people of good will. ~ Phyllis McGinley

The saints have never attached importance to what their hands do; they did what they had to do but they did it for love. ~ Pere Jacques Bunol

I've gone from saint to whore and back to saint again, all in one lifetime. ~ Ingrid Bergman

Don't call me a saint. I don't want to be dismissed that easily. ~ Dorothy Day

A saint has to be a misfit. A person who embodies what his culture considers typical or normal cannot be exemplary. ~ Martin E. Marty

Be a crazy dumb saint of your own mind... Have no fear or shame in the dignity of your experience, language and knowledge. ~ Jack Kerouac

Born a saint, die a sinner born a sinner, die a saint. ~ Doug Horton

Living with a saint is more grueling than being one. ~ Robert Neville

Sainthood is acceptable only in saints. ~ Pamela Hansford Johnson