Top 20+ St. Francis Xavier Quotes

Francis Xavier, venerated as Saint Francis Xavier, was a Navarrese Catholic missionary and saint who was the co-founder of the Society of Jesus. 

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Author:  St. Francis Xavier Find on Amazon: Link
Nationality: Spain Find on Amazon India: Link
Born: 7 April 1506, Javier, Spain
Died: 3 December 1552, Shangchuan Island, Jiangmen, China

St. Francis Xavier Quotes

“All the troubles of life come upon us because we refuse to sit quietly for a while each day in our rooms. —Blaise Pascal”
― St. Francis Xavier quotes

“The modern dictum is “work smarter, not harder.” If you want to work smarter, use the faculty of thinking. Very few people think. Only those who think produce results.”
― St. Francis Xavier quotes

“Any blessing you give him will rebound to your good. Any evil you wish him will destroy you.”
― St. Francis Xavier quotes

“Learning is acquired by reading books or listening to lectures. Wisdom is acquired by reading the book that is you.”
― St. Francis Xavier quotes

“Learn to seal the dead past, not to worry about the unborn future, but live and enjoy the realistic present.”
― St. Francis Xavier quotes

“Imagination is more powerful than mere knowledge. Wisdom emerges out of self-knowledge. ‘Reading the book that is you’ is not an easy task at all, for every minute of the day brings a new edition of the book.”
― St. Francis Xavier quotes

“While others strive for wealth, the enlightened ones are satisfied with whatever they possess. Being contented with just a little bit is to be as rich as kings.”
― St. Francis Xavier quotes

“Tell the students to give up their small ambitions and come eastward to preach the gospel of Christ.”
― St. Francis Xavier quotes

“I want to be where there are out and out pagans.”
― Francis Xavier
― St. Francis Xavier quotes

Many, many people hereabouts are not becoming Christians for one reason only: there is nobody to make them Christians.
― St. Francis Xavier quotes
“I have heard thousands of confessions, but never one of covetousness.”
― St. Francis Xavier quotes
“Give me the child until he is seven and I’ll give you the man”
― St. Francis Xavier quotes
The better friends you are, the straighter you can talk, but while you are only on nodding terms, be slow to scold.
― St. Francis Xavier quotes
Speak to them of the great mercy of God… Sometimes people are helped by your telling of your own lamentable past.
― St. Francis Xavier quotes
Would to God these men who labor so much in gaining knowledge would give as much thought to the account they must one day give to God of the use they made of their learning and of the talents entrusted to them!…
― St. Francis Xavier quotes
It is not the actual physical exertion that counts towards one´s progress, nor the nature of the task, but by the spirit of faith with which it is undertaken.
― St. Francis Xavier quotes
In Thee, O Lord, have I put my hope. Let me never be confounded.
― St. Francis Xavier quotes
It is impossible to find a saint who did not take the “two P’s” seriously: Prayer and Penance!― St. Francis Xavier quotes

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