Be indulgent to others, rigorous to yourself.
—Teresa of Ávila
Don’t feel bad if you’ve never heard of Teresa of Ávila. I hadn’t either until I saw this quote. A Spanish mystic, and reformer in the Catholic Church, Teresa is best known for her contributions regarding personal prayer and meditation.
You’ll find this quote and many others in 1,500 Quotations for Preachers, with Slides. If you’d like to hear more of what Teresa had to say, pick up the Classic Wisdom Collection (10 vols.) from Logos.
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