37 Edith Stein Quotes On Success In Life

Edith Stein (religious name Saint Teresia Benedicta a Cruce OCD; also known as Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross or Saint Edith Stein) was a German Jewish philosopher who converted to Catholicism and became a Discalced Carmelite nun. She is canonized as a martyr and saint of the Catholic Church, and she is one of six co-patron saints of Europe. This Edith Stein quotes will motivate you.

Best Edith Stein Quotes

  1. “And when night comes, and you look back over the day and see how fragmentary everything has been, and how much you planned that has gone undone, and all the reasons you have to be embarrassed and ashamed: just take everything exactly as it is, put it in God’s hands and leave it with Him.” ~ Edith Stein
  2. “Let go of your plans. The first hour of your morning belongs to God. Tackle the day’s work that he charges you with, and he will give you the power to accomplish it.” ~ Edith Stein
  3. “The world doesn’t need what women have, it needs what women are.” ~ Edith Stein
  4. “When you seek truth, you seek God whether you know it or not.” ~ Edith Stein

  5. “Do not accept anything as love which lacks truth.” ~ Edith Stein
  6. “Just take everything exactly as it is, put it in God’s hands and leave it with Him.” ~ Edith Stein
  7. “Those who remain silent are responsible.” ~ Edith Stein
  8. “The woman’s soul is fashioned as a shelter in which other souls may unfold.” ~ Edith Stein

  9. “The soul of woman must be expansive and open to all human beings, it must be quiet so that no small weak flame will be extinguished by stormy winds; warm so as not to benumb fragile buds… empty of itself, in order that extraneous life may have room in it; finally, mistress of itself and also of its body, so that the entire person is readily at the disposal of every call.” ~ Edith Stein
  10. “The deeper one is drawn into God, the more one must ‘go out of oneself’; that is, one must go to the world in order to carry the divine life into it.” ~ Edith Stein
  11. “One cannot desire freedom from the Cross when one is specially chosen for the Cross.” ~ Edith Stein

  12. “Woman naturally seeks to embrace that which is living, personal, and whole. To cherish, guard, protect, nourish and advance growth is her natural, maternal yearning.” ~ Edith Stein
  13. “Each woman who lives in the light of eternity can fulfill her vocation, no matter if it is in marriage, in a religious order, or in a worldly profession.” ~ Edith Stein
  14. “Each finite creature can reflect only a fraction of the divine nature; thus, in the diversity of His creatures, God’s infinity, unity and oneness appear to be broken into an effulfgence of manifold rays.” ~ Edith Stein
  15. “Anyone who seeks truth seeks God, whether or not he realizes it.” ~ Edith Stein

  16. “Usually one gets a heavier cross when one attempts to get rid of an old one.” ~ Edith Stein
  17. “The motive, principle, and end of the religious life is to make an absolute gift of self to God in a self-forgetting love, to end one’s own life in order to make room for God’s life.” ~ Edith Stein
  18. “We can do nothing ourselves; God must do it. To speak to Him thus is easier by nature for woman than for man because a natural desire lives in her to give herself completely to someone.” ~ Edith Stein
  19. “On the question of relating to our fellowman – our neighbor’s spiritual need transcends every commandment. Everything else we do is a means to an end. But love is an end already, since God is love.” ~ Edith Stein
  20. “The limitless loving devotion to God, and the gift God makes of Himself to you, are the highest elevation of which the heart is capable; it is the highest degree of prayer. The souls that have reached this point are truly the heart of the Church.” ~ Edith Stein
  21. “One could say that in case of need, every normal and healthy woman is able to hold a position. And there is no profession which cannot be practiced by a woman.” ~ Edith Stein

  22. “Everything abstract is ultimately part of the concrete. Everything inanimate finally serves the living. That is why every activity dealing in abstraction stands in ultimate service to a living whole.” ~ Edith Stein
  23. “If you learn from Saint Thérèse to depend on God alone and serve him with a wholly pure and detached heart, then you can join with your whole soul in singing the jubilant song of the holy Virgin, “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. For he has done great things for me, and holy is his name.” And like little St. Thérèse you will be able to say at the end, “I do not regret that I have given myself to love.”” ~ Edith Stein
  24. “My longing for truth was a single prayer.” ~ Edith Stein

  25. “Energy apparently increases with the amount of work to be done. When nothing of burning urgency is waiting, it decreases much sooner. Heaven seems to understand such economy.” ~ Edith Stein
  26. “The nation doesn’t simply need what we have. It needs what we are.” ~ Edith Stein
  27. “Woman’s soul is present and lives more intensely in all parts of the body, and it is inwardly affected by that which happens to the body; whereas, with men, the body has more pronoucedly the character of an instrument which serves them in their work and which is accompanied by a certain detachment.” ~ Edith Stein
  28. “The Bread that we need each day to grow in eternal life, makes of our will a docile instrument of the Divine Will; sets the Kingdom of God within us; gives us pure lips, and a pure heart with which to glorify his holy name” ~ Edith Stein
  29. “We will always find fundamentally the compulsion to become what the soul should be.” ~ Edith Stein

  30. “Everywhere the need exists for maternal sympathy and help.” ~ Edith Stein
  31. “An ‘I’ without a body is a possibility. But a body without an ‘I’ is utterly impossible.” ~ Edith Stein
  32. “As for what concerns our relations with our fellow men, the anguish in our neighbor’s soul must break all precept. All that we do is a means to an end, but love is an end in itself, because God is love.” ~ Edith Stein
  33. “Those who join the Carmelite Order are not lost to their near and dear ones, but have been won for them, because it is our vocation to intercede to God for everyone.” ~ Edith Stein
  34. “There is no profession which cannot be practiced by a woman.” ~ Edith Stein

  35. “I had given up practising my Jewish religion when I was a 14-year-old girl and did not begin to feel Jewish again until I had returned to God.” ~ Edith Stein
  36. “Who can sleep on the night that God became man?” ~ Edith Stein
  37. “Every true prayer is a prayer of the Church; by means of that prayer the Church prays, since it is the Holy Spirit living in the Church, Who in every single soul ‘prays in us with unspeakable groanings’.” ~ Edith Stein

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