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St. Francis of Assisi Quotes

Let these quotes by St. Francis of Assisi help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

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

Related topics: Love Inspirational Spiritual Christian Religion Live-By

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Where there is injury let me sow pardon.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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

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

Where there is charity and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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

 

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips,
be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- 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

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

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

It is no use walking anywhere to preach
unless our walking is our preaching.
- 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 PHOTO

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

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

If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- 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

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures
from the shelter of compassion and pity,
you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
- 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

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted,
every hill and mountain shall be made low,
the rough places will be made straight
and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
and all flesh shall see it together.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Be the chief but never the lord.
- Lao Tzu

I am the lord of myself, accountable to none.
- Benjamin Franklin

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Thomas Jefferson
(also attributed to Benjamin Franklin and Lord Chesterfield)

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

'Tis strange - but true;
for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

Lord, grant comfort, joy and health
to those I call friend,
to those I call enemy,
and to those I have cursed by my indifference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Brief is life but love is long.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Friendship is Love without his wings.
- Lord Byron

This is what the Lord asks of you: only this,
to act justly, to love tenderly,
and to walk humbly with your God.
- Micah 6:8

The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
my God, my strength, in whom I will trust.
- Psalm 18:2

If you would convince others,
seem open to conviction yourself.
- Lord Chesterfield

I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children
to the third and fourth generations.
- Exodus 20:5

Lord, where we are wrong,
make us willing to change;
where we are right,
make us easy to live with.
- Peter Marshall

Common looking people are the best in the world:
that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

Prayer:
Lord God, Holy Spirit, Giver of All Light,
Bless and Keep All Those of This World.
Grant Us Your Peace, Your Light, Your Love.
Grant Us Complete Renewal of Body, Mind and Spirit -
Continual Rebirth in Newness of Life.
Let Your Light Shine Upon Us and Be Gracious to Us.
Grant to Each and Every One of Us:
Health, Comfort, Joy, Peace Within Ourselves,
Peace Within Our Families, Peace Within Our Communities,
and Peace among All those This World.
Grant That I May Be an Instrument of Thy Peace.
Grant That I May Radiate Thy Peace, Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Comfort, Thy Joy,
to All Those Around Me and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More. AMEN.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Then came Peter to him, and said,
Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me,
and I forgive him? till seven times?
Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee,
Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
- Matthew 18:21-22

Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative
of the dignity of my high vocation,
and its many responsibilities.
Never permit me to disgrace it by giving way
to coldness, unkindness, or impatience.
- Mother Teresa

Our Father and Our God, unto thee, O Lord we lift our souls.
- William Pennington

You may think the president is all-powerful,
but he is not.
He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.
- Barbara Bush

I'm trusting in the Lord and a good lawyer.
- Oliver North

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way
so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
- Emo Philips

The Lord prefers common-looking people.
That is why he makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.
- Saint Augustine

Put your trust in the Lord and go ahead.
Worry gets you no place.
- Roy Acuff

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!
- Howell Forgy

I would rather be a servant in the House of the Lord
than to sit in the seats of the mighty.
- Alben W. Barkley

The earth is the Lord's fullness thereof:
this is no longer a hollow dictum of religion,
but a directive for economic action toward human brotherhood.
- Lewis Mumford

I shall now proceed to my own experience,
which hath truly convinced me, the Lord is awakened as one out of sleep;
and the voice of the Lord will shake terribly the earth.
- Joanna Southcott

It is easy to be independent when you've got money.
But to be independent when you haven't got a thing,
that's the Lord's test.
- Mahalia Jackson

I would like to see a fierce Fantasia mixed with Blade Runner,
Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars all in one.
That's the kind of movies I want to make.
- Michelle Rodriguez

My own will and desires were now very much broken,
and my heart was with much earnestness turned to the Lord,
to whom alone I looked for help in the dangers before me.
- John Woolman

For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful.
And more truly for what I have not received.
- Storm Jameson

Thank the good Lord for a job.
- Wynton Marsalis

The Lord made Adam, the Lord made Eve,
he made 'em both a little bit naive.
- E. Y. Harburg

Lord of the Rings was just so much enjoyment.
It was over about the space of a year that I was filming.
It's one of the most enjoyable things I've ever done,
so emotional.
- Sean Bean

The Lord called me to plant a church.
- Bobby Rush

The Lord taught me to love everybody,
but the last ones I learned to love were the sportswriters.
- Alvin Dark

The head of every family will be what Abraham was,
the patriarch, the priest and the unlettered lord of his family,
and Reason will be the code of laws to all mankind.
- Adam Weishaupt

I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives
as much as if we had never married at all.
- Lord Byron

I really don't like talking about money.
All I can say is that the Good Lord must have wanted me to have it.
- Larry Bird

Do your duty, that is best; leave unto the Lord the rest.
- David O. McKay

Lord, give us the wisdom to utter words that are gentle and tender,
for tomorrow we may have to eat them.
- Mo Udall

He knows the tax code as thoroughly as the pope knows the Lord's Prayer.
- William Proxmire


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