Sometimes you just need some truth and wisdom to get you going through those rough days. Here is a power wall of quotes and inspiration to kick your life of virtue into high gear! I’ll be adding more, so check back often! Remember, you were made for greatness! #striving

 
 
 

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
-C.S. Lewis

Love, St. Thomas Aquinas said, is willing the good of the other as other. Love is not primarily a feeling, though it can be accompanied by feeling. That’s the confusion of our time; confusing love’s feeling with love itself. Love actually is a great act of the will. It’s when I say, ‘I desire your good, not for my sake but for yours.
-Fr. Robert Barron

Be who God created you to be and you will set the world on fire!
-St. Catherine of Sienna

Your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your character, and your character becomes your destiny.
-Unknown

Her clothes are tight enough to know she is a woman, but loose enough to know she’s a lady.
-LifeTeen

No one ever died of starvation because they were too busy to eat. However, many die of spiritual starvation because they are too busy to pray.
-Unknown

If you are single, it is hard to not struggle with what I call The 80-20 Problem and It’s Big Three—spending 80% of your time worrying about these three questions:

  1. Who am I going to date and eventually marry?
  2. What is he or she going to do for me and how is he or she going to make me feel?
  3. How good can I look doing it?

Worrying about these 3 questions 80% of the time leaves only 20% of your time to focus on what I call Real Life’s Big Three:

  1. Who do I want to be?
  2. What am I living for?
  3. Who am I living for?

What if we flipped it around? 80% of your energy going towards Real Life’s Big Three, now that’s what I’m talking about!
-Sarah Swafford


Strive to become the woman?of your dreams, and you will attract the man of your dreams!
-Sarah Swafford

Dance with God, and trust that He will let the man He’s chosen for you join in! Don’t run around the dance floor throwing yourself at guys, trying to fill the void. But don’t stand there like a wallflower feeling sorry for yourself either. Dance with God, and get better at dancing, so you’re ready for the partner that God taps and has prepared just for you!
-Sarah Swafford

Don’t dwell on what you did or do wrong, think about what you want to do?right, and strive for it!
-Sarah Swafford

Take care of your soul—be healthy and whole.
-Sarah Swafford

From today forward, this is our new plan:

  1. Know what sends you onto the Emoticoaster
  2. Call out the Cycle of Use
  3. Strive to become the woman of your dreams or the man you are called to be
  4. Rock that Simply Irresistible list of virtues
  5. Protect each other in friendship and respect
  6. Run to our Lord, lay everything at His feet, and let Him show you your true identity and worth.

-Sarah Swafford


Let this be your prayer… I am loved, I am never alone, I am a Daughter?of God and He is writing my story.
-Sarah Swafford

If you don’t ask God to help you prioritize your life, He will fall further and further down the list.
-Sarah Swafford

Special Quotes for the Men


Strength train with our Lord, play the Game of Life, and use His life as your example of how to love. It’s not going to be easy to deny yourself and fight temptation, to stand up for what is right, and not just live for yourself. Consider this: the Cross of Christ is forever a symbol and icon of true love; can there be a more manly expression of love and sacrifice than that? Champions are made by doing the little things, and the war is won in the small battles of life. Being faithful and committed in the small things leads to heroic virtue when it truly counts.
-Sarah Swafford

Every woman you meet is someone’s daughter, sister, or friend… it is your great responsibility to protect her in the same way they would.
-Sarah Swafford

What kind of man are you striving to be?
-Sarah Swafford

Women claim they want Prince Charming—their knight in shining armor to slay the dragon and carry her back to the palace on horseback. I think what women really want is Prince Virtue—their faithful protector who loves unconditionally, sacrifices, and stands by her side through anything life throws at them.
-Sarah Swafford

Every moment of your life, every choice, is the training ground for the great battle of your life. So the question is… what kind of man do you want to be?
-Sarah Swafford