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Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is “timing” it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way.”

Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is “timing” it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way.

— Fulton J. Sheen



Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “Humility is dependence on God as pride is independence of Him. The humble soul is always the thankful soul.”

Humility is dependence on God as pride is independence of Him. The humble soul is always the thankful soul.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “If you do not live what you believe, you will end up believing what you live.”

If you do not live what you believe, you will end up believing what you live.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.”

Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “Moral principles do not depend on a majority vote. Wrong is wrong, even if everybody is wrong. Right is right, even if nobody is right.”

Moral principles do not depend on a majority vote. Wrong is wrong, even if everybody is wrong. Right is right, even if nobody is right.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “You must remember to love people and use things, rather than to love things and use people.”

You must remember to love people and use things, rather than to love things and use people.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “Believe the incredible and you can do the impossible.”

Believe the incredible and you can do the impossible.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “A teacher who cannot explain any abstract subject to a child does not himself thoroughly understand his subject; if he does not attempt to break down his knowledge to fit the child’s mind, he does not understand teaching.”

A teacher who cannot explain any abstract subject to a child does not himself thoroughly understand his subject; if he does not attempt to break down his knowledge to fit the child’s mind, he does not understand teaching.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “Evil may have its hour, but God will have His day.”

Evil may have its hour, but God will have His day.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “Fasting detaches you from this world. Prayer reattaches you to the next world.”

Fasting detaches you from this world. Prayer reattaches you to the next world.

— Fulton J. Sheen



Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits.”

Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “Obedience to Truth is obedience to Love.”

Obedience to Truth is obedience to Love.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “Never measure your generosity by what you give, but rather by what you have left.”

Never measure your generosity by what you give, but rather by what you have left.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “Freedom does not mean that right to do whatever we please, but rather to do as we ought. The right to do whatever we please reduces freedom to a physical power and forgets that freedom is a moral power.”

Freedom does not mean that right to do whatever we please, but rather to do as we ought. The right to do whatever we please reduces freedom to a physical power and forgets that freedom is a moral power.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate The Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be.”

There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate The Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love?”

Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love?

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “The power of the rosary is beyond description.”

The power of the rosary is beyond description.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “Temptation is not a sin but playing with temptation invites sin.”

Temptation is not a sin but playing with temptation invites sin.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.”

Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “It is easy to find truth, though it is hard to face it, and harder still to follow it.”

It is easy to find truth, though it is hard to face it, and harder still to follow it.

— Fulton J. Sheen



Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “A man without God is not like a cake without raisins; he is like a cake without the flour and milk; he lacks the essential ingredients.”

A man without God is not like a cake without raisins; he is like a cake without the flour and milk; he lacks the essential ingredients.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.”

Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “Love was meant to be also a sign, a symbol, a messenger, a telltale of the Divine. Love is a messenger from God saying that every human affection and every ecstasy of love are sparks from the great flame of love that is God.”

Love was meant to be also a sign, a symbol, a messenger, a telltale of the Divine. Love is a messenger from God saying that every human affection and every ecstasy of love are sparks from the great flame of love that is God.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “How could science be an enemy of religion when God commanded man to be a scientist the day He told him to rule the earth and subject it?”

How could science be an enemy of religion when God commanded man to be a scientist the day He told him to rule the earth and subject it?

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “We can think of Lent as a time to eradicate evil or cultivate virtue, a time to pull up weeds or to plant good seeds. Which is better is clear, for the Christian ideal is always positive rather than negative.”

We can think of Lent as a time to eradicate evil or cultivate virtue, a time to pull up weeds or to plant good seeds. Which is better is clear, for the Christian ideal is always positive rather than negative.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “The greatest love story of all time is contained in a tiny white Host.”

The greatest love story of all time is contained in a tiny white Host.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “Before the sin, Satan assures us that it is of no consequence; after the sin, he persuades us that it is unforgivable.”

Before the sin, Satan assures us that it is of no consequence; after the sin, he persuades us that it is unforgivable.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “Prayer begins by talking to God, but it ends by listening to Him. In the face of Absolute Truth, silence is the soul’s language.”

Prayer begins by talking to God, but it ends by listening to Him. In the face of Absolute Truth, silence is the soul’s language.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “Civilization is always in danger when those who have never learned to obey are given the right to command.”

Civilization is always in danger when those who have never learned to obey are given the right to command.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “Other people are like a mirror which reflects back on us the kind of image we cast.”

Other people are like a mirror which reflects back on us the kind of image we cast.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “The reason we’re bored is because we don’t love anything.”

The reason we’re bored is because we don’t love anything.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “Unless souls are saved, nothing is saved; there can be no world peace without soul peace.”

Unless souls are saved, nothing is saved; there can be no world peace without soul peace.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “Judge the Catholic Church not by those who barely live by its spirit, but by the example of those who live closest to it.”

Judge the Catholic Church not by those who barely live by its spirit, but by the example of those who live closest to it.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “All badness is spoiled goodness. A bad apple is a good apple that became rotten. Because evil has no capital of its own, it is a parasite that feeds on goodness.”

All badness is spoiled goodness. A bad apple is a good apple that became rotten. Because evil has no capital of its own, it is a parasite that feeds on goodness.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “The history of civilization could actually be written in terms of the level of its women.”

The history of civilization could actually be written in terms of the level of its women.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “Criticism of others is thus an oblique form of self-commendation. We think we make the picture hang straight on our wall by telling our neighbors that all his pictures are crooked.”

Criticism of others is thus an oblique form of self-commendation. We think we make the picture hang straight on our wall by telling our neighbors that all his pictures are crooked.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “The denial of the right of ownership to a man is a denial of his basic freedom: freedom without property is always incomplete. To be “secured” – but with no accompanying responsibility – is to be the slave of whatever group provides the security.”

The denial of the right of ownership to a man is a denial of his basic freedom: freedom without property is always incomplete. To be “secured” – but with no accompanying responsibility – is to be the slave of whatever group provides the security.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “If you do not worship God, you worship something, and nine times out of ten it will be yourself.”

If you do not worship God, you worship something, and nine times out of ten it will be yourself.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “All worry is atheism, because it is a want of trust in God.”

All worry is atheism, because it is a want of trust in God.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “A Catholic may sin and sin as badly as anyone else, but no genuine Catholic ever denies he is a sinner. A Catholic wants his sins forgiven – not excused or sublimated.”

A Catholic may sin and sin as badly as anyone else, but no genuine Catholic ever denies he is a sinner. A Catholic wants his sins forgiven – not excused or sublimated.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “The egocentric is always frustrated, simply because the condition of self-perfection is self-surrender. There must be a willingness to die to the lower part of self, before there can be a birth to the nobler.”

The egocentric is always frustrated, simply because the condition of self-perfection is self-surrender. There must be a willingness to die to the lower part of self, before there can be a birth to the nobler.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “Help someone in distress and you lighten your own burden; the very joy of alleviating the sorrow of another is the lessening of one’s own.”

Help someone in distress and you lighten your own burden; the very joy of alleviating the sorrow of another is the lessening of one’s own.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “God does not love us because we are valuable. We are valuable because God loves us.”

God does not love us because we are valuable. We are valuable because God loves us.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.”

Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “We become like that which we love. If we love what is base, we become base; but if we love what is noble, we become noble.”

We become like that which we love. If we love what is base, we become base; but if we love what is noble, we become noble.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “The difference between the love of a man and the love of a woman is that a man will always give reasons for loving, but a woman gives no reasons for loving.”

The difference between the love of a man and the love of a woman is that a man will always give reasons for loving, but a woman gives no reasons for loving.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “As long as the decent people refuse to believe that morality must manifest itself in every sphere of human activity, including the political, they will not meet the challenge of Marxism.”

As long as the decent people refuse to believe that morality must manifest itself in every sphere of human activity, including the political, they will not meet the challenge of Marxism.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “If you do not live out your faith enthusiastically, maybe you don’t have any faith.”

If you do not live out your faith enthusiastically, maybe you don’t have any faith.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “There are angels near you to guide you and protect you, if you would but invoke them. It is not later than we think, it is a bigger world than we think.”

There are angels near you to guide you and protect you, if you would but invoke them. It is not later than we think, it is a bigger world than we think.

— Fulton J. Sheen


Fulton J. Sheen Quote: “The simple shepherds heard the voice of an angel and found their Lamb; the wise men saw the light of a star and found their Wisdom.”

The simple shepherds heard the voice of an angel and found their Lamb; the wise men saw the light of a star and found their Wisdom.

— Fulton J. Sheen

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