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St. Francis of Assisi Quotes

I hope you find these St. Francis of Assisi Quotes inspiring and motivational.

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty.
- St. Francis of Assisi


 

It is no use walking anywhere to preach
unless our walking is our preaching.
- St. Francis of Assisi

For it is in giving that we receive.
- St. Francis of Assisi

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi


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Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

It is not fitting, when one is in God's service,
to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
...
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- attributed to St. Francis of Assisi

I have been all things unholy.
If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Above all the grace and the gifts
that Christ gives to his beloved
is that of overcoming self.
- St. Francis of Assisi

If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- although attributed to St. Francis of Assisi,
this prayer first appeared (written in French) in 1912

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

A Happy Day is a day I see all of life
with the eyes of compassion.
- Rory J. Corsiglia

The Lessons of the Book of Life are
Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Tom Peters

Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Become more and more innocent,
less knowledgeable and more childlike.
Take life as fun -
because that's precisely what it is!
- Osho

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Lao Tzu (Chinese Proverb)

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I am not for myself,
who will be for me?
Yet if I am for myself alone,
of what good am I?
- Hillel

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

Doubt is the vestibule which we all must pass through
before we can enter the temple of truth.
- Osho

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Be the Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is a choice.
You grieve, you stomp your feet,
you pick yourself up and choose to be happy.
- Lucy Lawless

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Life is to be taken lightly
by those who wish to be happy
and by those who wish to age gracefully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Gather strength from life's storms.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Another Sunrise, Another New Beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
- Lao Tzu

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln

Love is all, it gives all, and it takes all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Everything is okay in the end.
If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
- Anonymous

There is beauty and adventure in the commonplace
for those with eyes to see beyond.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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