65 Saint Ignatius of Loyola Quotes On Success In Life

Ignatius of Loyola venerated as Saint Ignatius of Loyola, was a Spanish Basque Catholic priest and theologian, who together with Peter Faber and Francis Xavier founded the religious order called the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and became its first Superior General at Paris in 1541. These Saint Ignatius of Loyola quotes will motivate you.

Best Saint Ignatius of Loyola Quotes

  1. “Whatever you are doing, that which makes you feel the most alive…that is where God is.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  2. “All the things in this world are gifts of God, created for us, to be the means by which we can come to know him better, love him more surely, and serve him more faithfully.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  3. “Pray as if God will take care of all; act as if all is up to you.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  4. “O my God, teach me to be generous
    to serve you as you deserve to be served
    to give without counting the cost
    to fight without fear of being wounded
    to work without seeking rest
    and to spend myself without expecting any reward
    but the knowledge that I am doing your holy will.
    Amen” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  5. “For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who disbelieve, no amount of proof is sufficient.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola

  6. “Love ought to show itself in deeds more than in words.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  7. “He who carries God in his heart bears Heaven with him wherever he goes.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  8. “To conquer himself is the greatest victory that man can gain.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  9. “He who goes about to reform the world must begin with himself, or he loses his labor.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  10. “Take, O Lord, and receive my entire liberty, my memory, my understanding and my whole will. All that I am and all that I possess You have given me. I surrender it all to You to be disposed of according to Your will. Give me only Your love and Your grace; with these I will be rich enough, and will desire nothing more.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  11. “If God causes you to suffer much, it is a sign that He certainly intends to make you a saint.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola

  12. “We must speak to God as a friend speaks to his friend, servant to his master; now asking some favor, now acknowledging our faults, and communicating to Him all that concerns us, our thoughts, our fears, our projects, our desires, and in all things seeking His counsel.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  13. “It is not hard to obey when we love the one whom we obey.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  14. “Occupy yourself in beholding and bewailing your own imperfections rather than contemplating the imperfections of others.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  15. “Laugh and grow strong.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola

  16. “Truth always ends by victory; it is not unassailable, but invincible.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  17. “If our church is not marked by caring for the poor, the oppressed, the hungry, we are guilty of heresy.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  18. “After you have made a decision that is pleasing to God, the Devil may try to make you have second thoughts. Intensify your prayer time, meditation, and good deeds. For if Satan’s temptations merely cause you to increase your efforts to grow in holiness, he’ll have an incentive to leave you alone.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  19. “You have given it all to me. To you, Lord, I return it. Everything is yours; do with it what you will. Give me only your love and grace. That is enough for me.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  20. “Teach us, Good Lord, to give and not count the cost; to fight and not to heed the wounds; to toil and not to seek for rest; to labor and not to ask for any reward save that of knowing that we do thy will.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  21. “Let us work as if success depended upon ourselves alone, but with heartfelt conviction that we are doing nothing, and God everything.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola

  22. “If God gives you an abundant harvest of trials, it is a sign of great holiness which He desires you to attain. Do you want to become a great saint? Ask God to send you many sufferings. The flame of Divine Love never rises higher than when fed with the wood of the Cross, which the infinite charity of the Savior used to finish His sacrifice. All the pleasures of the world are nothing compared with the sweetness found in the gall and vinegar offered to Jesus Christ. That is, hard and painful things endured for Jesus Christ and with Jesus Christ.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  23. “Finding God in All Things.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola

  24. “Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. Blood of Christ, inebriate me. Water from the side of Christ, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. O good Jesus, hear me. Within Thy wounds hide me. Permit me not to be separated from Thee. From the wicked foe defend me. At the hour of my death call me. And bid me come to Thee. That with Thy saints I may praise Thee For ever and ever. Amen.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  25. “Realize that illness and other temporal setbacks often come to us from the hand of God our Lord, and are sent to help us know ourselves better, to free ourselves of the love of created things, and to reflect on the brevity of this life and, thus, to prepare ourselves for the life which is without end.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  26. “God gives each one of us sufficient grace ever to know His holy will, and to do it fully.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola

  27. “He who is devout to the Virgin Mother will certainly never be lost.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  28. “Teach us to give and not to count the cost.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  29. “Discouragement is not from God.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  30. “God freely created us so that we might know, love, and serve him in this life and be happy with him forever. God’s purpose in creating us is to draw forth from us a response of love and service here on earth, so that we may attain our goal of everlasting happiness with him in heaven.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  31. “He who has heard the Word of God can bear his silences.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola

  32. “Stand firm and immovable as an anvil when it is beaten upon.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  33. “Few souls understand what God would effect in them if they should give themselves entirely into his hands and allow his grace to act.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  34. “For those who love, nothing is too difficult, especially when it is done for the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  35. “Sin is unwillingness to trust that what God wants for me is only my deepest happiness.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  36. “The glory of God is humankind fully alive.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola

  37. “Do not put faith in constant happiness, and fear most when all smiles upon you.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  38. “If one fears men much he will never do anything great for God: all that one does for God arouses persecution.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  39. “Pardon me, O perfections of my God, for having preferred imperfect and evil inclinations to Thee! Pardon me, O justice of my God, for having outraged Thee by my sins. Pardon me, O holiness of my God, for having so long stained Thy sight’s purity by my sins. Pardon me, O mercy of my God, for having despised so long Thy mercy’s voice. In deep sorrow and contrition, I cast myself at Thy feet: Have mercy on me.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  40. “Above all, remember that God looks for solid virtues in us, such as patience, humility, obedience, abnegation of your own will – that is, the good will to serve Him and our neighbor in Him. His providence allows us other devotions only insofar as He sees that they are useful to us.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  41. “No idle word should be uttered. I understand a word to be idle when it serves no good purpose, either for myself or for another, and was not intended to do so.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  42. “Idleness is hells fishhook for catching souls.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola

  43. “Be generous to the poor orphans and those in need. The man to whom our Lord has been liberal ought not to be stingy. We shall one day find in Heaven as much rest and joy as we ourselves have dispensed in this life.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  44. “One of the most admirable effects of Holy Communion is to preserve the soul from sin, and to help those who fall through weakness to rise again. It is much more profitable, then, to approach this divine Sacrament with love, respect, and confidence, than to remain away through an excess of fear and scrupulosity.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  45. “To have prevented one single sin is reward enough for the labors and efforts of a whole lifetime.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  46. “The acknowledgment of and gratitude for favors and gifts received is loved and esteemed in Heaven and on earth.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  47. “Among the many signs of a lively faith and hope we have in eternal life, one of the surest is not being overly sad at the death of those whom we dearly love in our Lord.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  48. “God will not be outdone in generosity.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola

  49. “To withdraw from creatures and repose with Jesus in the Tabernacle is my delight; there I can hide myself and seek rest. There I find a life which I cannot describe, a joy which I cannot make others comprehend, a peace such as is found only under the hospitable roof of our best Friend.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  50. “The enemy is like a woman, weak in face of opposition, but correspondingly strong when not opposed. In a quarrel with a man, it is natural for a woman to lose heart and run away when he faces up to her; on the other hand, if the man begins to be afraid and to give ground, her rage, vindictiveness and fury overflow and know no limit.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  51. “Dearest Lord, teach me to be generous; teach me to serve you as you deserve; to give and not to count the cost.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  52. “He who is not getting better is getting worse.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola

  53. “May the perfect grace and eternal love of Christ our Lord be our never-failing protection and help.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  54. “As for joy, as little as one can have of it in this life, experience shows that it is not the idle who possess it, but those who are zealous in the service of God.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  55. “If God causes you to suffer much it is a sign that He has great designs for you and that He certainly intends to make you a saint. And if you wish to become a great saint, entreat Him yourself to give you much opportunity for suffering; for there is no wood better to kindle the fire of holy love than the wood of the cross, which Christ used for His own great sacrifice of boundless charity.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  56. “Just as the commander of an army pitches his camp, studies the strength and defenses of a fortress, and then attacks it on its weakest side, in like manner, the enemy of our human nature studies from all sides our theological, cardinal, and moral virtues. Wherever he finds us weakest and most in need regarding our eternal salvation, he attacks and tries to take us by storm.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  57. “The servant of God earns half a doctorate through illness” ~ Ignatius of Loyola

  58. “They who load us with insults and ignominies give us the means of acquiring treasures more precious than any that man can gain in this life.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  59. “SPIRITUAL EXERCISES whereby to conquer oneself, and order one’s life, without being influenced in one’s decision by any inordinate affection.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  60. “A person with imprecise ideas can understand little and be of less help to others.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  61. “Remember that bodily exercise, when it is well ordered, as I have said, is also prayer by means of which you can please God our Lord.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  62. “Receive, Lord, all my liberty, my memory, my understanding and my whole will.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola

  63. “It is not the finest wood that feeds the fire of Divine love, but the wood of the Cross.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  64. “The more completely we focus our attention on our Creator and Lord, the less chance there is of our being distracted by creatures.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  65. “In the case of those who are making progress from good to better, the good angel touches the soul gently, lightly, sweetly, as a drop of water enters a sponge, while the evil spirit touches it sharply, with noise and disturbance, like a drop of water falling on a rock.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola

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