QUOTES OF ST. THOMAS MORE




“I die the King’s good servant but God’s first.”

“I never intend, God being my good Lord, to pin my soul to another man’s back, not even the best man that I know this day living: for I know not where he may hap to carry it.”
Dialogue on Conscience, to his daughter, in prison, August 1534

“You must not abandon the ship in a storm because you cannot control the winds….What you cannot turn to good, you must at least make as little bad as you can.”
Utopia {University of Virginia}, CWM, v. 4, pp. 99, 101

"What does it avail to know that there is a God, which you not only believe by Faith, but also know by reason: what does it avail that you know Him if you think little of Him?"

"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

"Your reasons for wanting me to stay away from Holy Communion are exactly the ones which cause me to go so often. My distractions are great, but it is in Communion that I recollect myself. I have temptations many times a day; by daily Communion I get the strength to overcome them. I have much very important business to handle and I need light and wisdom; it is for this reason that I go to Holy Communion every day to consult Jesus about them."

See these links for these and more quotes:

http://thomasmorestudies.org/quotes.html

http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2009/06/st-thomas-more-my-favorite-quotes.html