THE BIG PRICE of PATIENCE. Heaven is the price! Courage! Pain passes… the merit remains… For one moment of patience, an eternity of happiness.
The more we are afflicted in this world, the greater is our assurance in the next; the more sorrow in the present, the greater will be our joy in the future. St. Isadore of Seville
As iron is fashioned by fire and on the anvil, so in the fire of suffering and under the weight of trials, our souls receive that form which our Lord desires them to have. St. Madeline Sophie Barat
I always want to see you behaving like a brave soldier who does not complain about his own suffering but takes his comrades’ wounds seriously and treats his own as nothing but scratches. St. Therese of Lisieux, to her novices
When it is all over you will not regret having suffered; rather you will regret having suffered so little, and suffered that little so badly. St. Sebastian Valfre