St. Therese, in her own words.
"Now, that I am about to appear before the good God, more than ever do I understand that there is but one thing necessary: to work solely for Him, and to do nothing for self or for creatures."
"I had accustomed myself never to complain when anything of mine was taken; and when unjustly blamed, I chose rather to remain silent than to defend myself."
A novice on her way to the laundry one day went at a slow pace through the garden looking at flowers as she passed. St. Therese, who followed walking quickly, soon overtook her and said: "Is this how one hastens who has children(souls) to support, for whose sustenance she is obliged to work..."
"My whole strength lies in prayer and sacrifice, these are my invincible arms; they can move hearts far better than words. I know it from experience."
"Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing."
On Answering Prayer:
Under what name should we pray to you when you are in Heaven, they asked. She answered humbly: "You will call me "little Therese."
"You will look down on us form the heights of Heaven, will you not"? they asked.
"No, I shall come down. After my death, I shall let fall a shower of roses."