Who Are The Saints?

I reading a book called "Between Heaven and Earth", which is a convestation with His Holiness Karekin I, my all time favorite Armenian pop. In there the journalist asks him who does he think is a Saint? He said, "The saints, to me. are the interprestation of Chirstian fath in the context of lived, human life," and then recalls these two quotes:
"I cannot respect pure and saintly hands that have always been protected by gloves. I prefer hands that have remained pure in mud."
~ Daniel-Rops

"In our times. the path to sainthood passes necessarily through the world of action"
~Dag Hammarkold