“If you are what you ought to be, you will set fire to all Italy, and not only yonder.”
–Saint Catherine of Sienna
Quote Number: 347
Italian: Catherine of Sienna to Stefano Maconi. Letter. In Tommaseo, Niccolo. Le Lettere di S. Caterina da Siena; Vol IV. G Barbèra: Florence. 1860. Pg 461. Online Here.
English: Catherine of Sienna to Stefano Maconi. Letter. In Saint Catherine of Siena as Seen in Her Letters. Vida D Scudder, Translator, Editor. E P Dutton & Co: New York. 1905. Pg 305. Online Here.
Source Notes: This quote is also commonly translated and/or paraphrased as “Be who you were created to be, and you will set the world on fire.”