Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s Quotes and Sayings to Get You Thinking

Excellent collection of quotes and sayings by Archbishop Fulton John Sheen.

Right is right if nobody is right, and wrong is wrong if everybody is wrong. ~Archbishop Fulton John Sheen

All my sermons are prepared in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. As recreation is most pleasant and profitable in the sun, so homiletic creativity is best nourished before the Eucharist. The most brilliant ideas come from meeting God face to face. The Holy Spirit that presided at the Incarnation is the best atmosphere for illumination. Pope John Paul II keeps a small desk or writing pad near him whenever he is in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament; and I have done this all my life — I am sure for the same reason he does, because a lover always works better when the beloved is with him. ~Archbishop Fulton John Sheen

You must remember to love people and use things, rather than to love things and use people. ~Archbishop Fulton John Sheen

It is easy to find truth; it is hard to face it, and harder still to follow it. ~Archbishop Fulton John Sheen

Our brains today are big enough. Could it be that our hearts are too small? ~Archbishop Fulton John Sheen

Some will not look on suffering because it creates responsibility. ~Archbishop Fulton John Sheen

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? ~Archbishop Fulton John Sheen

Another instance of how our Lord associated Peter with himself was in the payment of the temple tax. It is the only time in scripture where God ever associates a human being with himself under the personal pronoun we…. Now at the time of the payment of the temple tax our blessed Lord told Peter to pay it, and he said to pay it “for me and thee.” Then he adds, “that we may not scandalize.” Here he makes himself one with Peter. Peter is associated with the Master in a way that no one else can ever be associated. We — Christ and Peter. That is why papal encyclicals begin with the word we. ~Archbishop Fulton John Sheen

The proud man counts his newspaper clippings, the humble man his blessings. ~Archbishop Fulton John Sheen

Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius. ~Archbishop Fulton John Sheen

Never measure your generosity by what you give, but rather by what you have left. ~Archbishop Fulton John Sheen

Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals. ~Archbishop Fulton John Sheen

Life is like a cash register, in that every account, every thought, every deed, like every sale, is registered and recorded. ~Archbishop Fulton John Sheen

Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery. ~Archbishop Fulton John Sheen

If there is continuity in the universe, it is fitting that there should be intelligent beings without bodies which are called angels. ~Archbishop Fulton John Sheen

There are not a hundred people in America who hate the Catholic Church. There are millions of people who hate what they wrongly believe to be the Catholic Church — which is, of course, quite a different thing. ~Archbishop Fulton John Sheen

Too many people get credit for being good, when they are only being passive. They are too often praised for being broadminded when they are so broadminded they can never make up their minds about anything. ~Archbishop Fulton John Sheen

Communism is the final logic of the dehumanization of man. ~Archbishop Fulton John Sheen

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. ~Archbishop Fulton John Sheen

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