1 Cor. 1:22–24 (St. Paul) For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God... For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
“Apart from the cross there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.” – Saint Rose of Lima
“Everything is a reminder of the Cross. We ourselves are made in the shape of a cross.” – St John Vianney
“In difficult moments, I will fix my gaze upon the silent Heart of Jesus stretched on the Cross, and from the exploding flames of His merciful Heart, will flow down upon me power and strength to keep fighting.” – St. Faustina
“Have great confidence in God’s goodness and mercy, and He will never abandon you; but don't neglect to embrace His holy cross because of this.” ~ St. Padre Pio