776 – “Se sarete quello che dovete essere, metterete fuoco in tutta Italia, non tanto costì.”

“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

Source:
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.”

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