Quotes on Spiritual Warfare

My previous post was about Spiritual Warfare.

I didn’t provide quotes because I didn’t want to overload the post with too much information.

Since there are so many great quotes, I want to share some.

Here are 13 quotes on spiritual warfare.


“Great courage is required in spiritual warfare.” ~ St. Teresa of Ávila

“Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour.” ~ St. Peter the Apostle

“The soul possesses freedom; and though the devil can make suggestions, he doesn’t have the power to compel you against your will.” ~ St. Cyril of Jerusalem

“Prayer, without a doubt, is the most powerful weapon the Lord gives us to conquer evil […] The warfare in which we are engaged is ongoing, so our prayer must be ongoing as well.” ~ St. Alphonsus Liguori

“The way to overcome the devil when he excites feelings of hatred for those who injure us is to pray immediately for their conversion.” ~ St. Jean Vianney

“The devil fears hearts on fire with love of God.” ~ St. Catherine of Siena

“Men do not fear a powerful, hostile army as much as the powers of hell fear the name and protection of Mary.” ~ St. Bonaventure

“When tempted, invoke your guardian angel. Ignore the devil and do not be afraid of him. He trembles and flees at the sight of your guardian angel.” ~ St. John Bosco

“Holy water has a special power to protect us against all attacks of the devil.” ~ Blessed Pius IX

“There is no greater force against evil in the world than the love of a man and a woman in marriage.” ~ Cardinal Raymond Burke

“God Almighty would in no way permit evil in His works were He not so omnipotent and good that even out of evil He could work good.” ~ St. Augustine

“Jesus is always with you, even when you don’t feel His presence. He is never so close to you as He is during your spiritual battles […] He is there to ward off the enemy’s blows so you won’t be hurt.” ~ St. Padre Pio

“If Christ is with us, who can be against us? You can fight with confidence when you are sure of victory. With Christ and for Christ, victory is certain.” ~ St. Bernard of Clairvaux

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