130+ Francis of Assisi quotes


Francis of Assisi quotes
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Name: Francis of AssisiFind on Amazon India: Link
Nationality: ItalianFind on Amazon: Link
Profession: Saint
 
Death: 03-Oct-1226

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

Where there is injury let me sow pardon.

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

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

Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.

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

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

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.

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.

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

If a superior give any order to one who is under him which is against that man’s conscience, although he do not obey it yet he shall not be dismissed.

I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty: permit the distinctive sign of our order to be that it does not possess anything of its own beneath the sun, for the glory of your name, and that it have no other patrimony than begging.

For it is in giving that we receive.

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.

It is not fitting, when one is in God’s service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.

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


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