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Francis of Assisi Quote: “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

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

— Francis of Assisi



Francis of Assisi Quote: “Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.”

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

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “For it is in giving that we receive.”

For it is in giving that we receive.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love.”

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

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”

He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “Where there is darkness, let there be light.”

Where there is darkness, let there be light.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “The only thing ever achieved in life without effort is failure.”

The only thing ever achieved in life without effort is failure.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “The one you are looking for is the one who is looking.”

The one you are looking for is the one who is looking.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “Ask the beasts and they will teach you the beauty of this earth.”

Ask the beasts and they will teach you the beauty of this earth.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received – only what you have given: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage.”

Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received – only what you have given: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage.

— Francis of Assisi



Francis of Assisi Quote: “The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.”

The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “Lord, help me to live this day, quietly, easily. To lean upon Thy great strength, trustfully, restfully. To wait for the unfolding of Thy will, patiently, serenely. To meet others, peacefully, joyously. To face tomorrow, confidently, courageously.”

Lord, help me to live this day, quietly, easily. To lean upon Thy great strength, trustfully, restfully. To wait for the unfolding of Thy will, patiently, serenely. To meet others, peacefully, joyously. To face tomorrow, confidently, courageously.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.”

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

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”

All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “Do few things but do them well, simple joys are holy.”

Do few things but do them well, simple joys are holy.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “Where there is discord may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. Where there is despair, may we bring hope.”

Where there is discord may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. Where there is despair, may we bring hope.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.”

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

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “What do you have to fear? Nothing. Whom do you have to fear? No one. Why? Because whoever has joined forces with God obtains three great privileges: omnipotence without power, intoxication without wine, and life without death.”

What do you have to fear? Nothing. Whom do you have to fear? No one. Why? Because whoever has joined forces with God obtains three great privileges: omnipotence without power, intoxication without wine, and life without death.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society.”

Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “We should seek not so much to pray but to become prayer.”

We should seek not so much to pray but to become prayer.

— Francis of Assisi



Francis of Assisi Quote: “Water is the mirror of nature.”

Water is the mirror of nature.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “Preach always. Use words if necessary.”

Preach always. Use words if necessary.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “Spiritual joy arises from purity of the heart and perseverance in prayer.”

Spiritual joy arises from purity of the heart and perseverance in prayer.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.”

A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.”

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

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “The journey is essential to the dream.”

The journey is essential to the dream.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.”

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

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “The world is a great stage on which God displays his many wonders.”

The world is a great stage on which God displays his many wonders.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “Go out and preach the gospel and if you must, use words.”

Go out and preach the gospel and if you must, use words.

— Francis of Assisi


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

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

— Francis of Assisi



Francis of Assisi Quotes: “True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.” — Arthur C. Clarke

True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.

— Arthur C. Clarke


Francis of Assisi Quote: “Make me an instrument of thy peace.”

Make me an instrument of thy peace.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “Be patient in trials, watchful in prayer, and never cease working.”

Be patient in trials, watchful in prayer, and never cease working.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “What is it that stands higher than words? Action. What is it that stands higher than action? Silence.”

What is it that stands higher than words? Action. What is it that stands higher than action? Silence.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.”

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

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “It was easy to love God in all that was beautiful. The lessons of deeper knowledge, though, instructed me to embrace God in all things.”

It was easy to love God in all that was beautiful. The lessons of deeper knowledge, though, instructed me to embrace God in all things.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “Pleased be you, my Lord, with all your creatures, especially Sir Brother Sun, who is the day and through whom you give us light. And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendours and bears likeness of you, Most High One.”

Pleased be you, my Lord, with all your creatures, especially Sir Brother Sun, who is the day and through whom you give us light. And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendours and bears likeness of you, Most High One.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “St. Francis of Assisi was hoeing his garden when someone asked what he would do if he were suddenly to learn that he would die before sunset that very day. “I would finish hoeing my garden,” he replied.”

St. Francis of Assisi was hoeing his garden when someone asked what he would do if he were suddenly to learn that he would die before sunset that very day. “I would finish hoeing my garden,” he replied.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen away, and to bring home those who have lost their way. Many who seem to us to be children of the Devil will still become Christ’s disciples.”

We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen away, and to bring home those who have lost their way. Many who seem to us to be children of the Devil will still become Christ’s disciples.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “Dear God, please reveal to us your sublime beauty, that is everywhere, everywhere, everywhere, so that we will never again feel frightened.”

Dear God, please reveal to us your sublime beauty, that is everywhere, everywhere, everywhere, so that we will never again feel frightened.

— Francis of Assisi



Francis of Assisi Quote: “Here is one of the best means to acquire humility; fix well in mind this maxim: One is as much as he is in the sight of God, and no more.”

Here is one of the best means to acquire humility; fix well in mind this maxim: One is as much as he is in the sight of God, and no more.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “God could not have chosen anyone less qualified, or more of a sinner, than myself. And so, for this wonderful work He intends to perform through us, He selected me- for God always chooses the weak and the absurd, and those who count for nothing.”

God could not have chosen anyone less qualified, or more of a sinner, than myself. And so, for this wonderful work He intends to perform through us, He selected me- for God always chooses the weak and the absurd, and those who count for nothing.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “You should never praise anyone until you see how he turns out in the end!”

You should never praise anyone until you see how he turns out in the end!

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.”

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

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “Don’t change the world, change worlds.”

Don’t change the world, change worlds.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “Where there is injury let me sow pardon.”

Where there is injury let me sow pardon.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “When we pray to God we must be seeking nothing – nothing.”

When we pray to God we must be seeking nothing – nothing.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “Be patient, because the weaknesses of the body are given to us in this world by God for the salvation of the soul. So they are of great merit when they are borne patiently.”

Be patient, because the weaknesses of the body are given to us in this world by God for the salvation of the soul. So they are of great merit when they are borne patiently.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “Blessed is the servant who esteems himself no more highly when he is praised and exalted by people than when he is considered worthless, foolish, and to be despised; since what a man is before God, that he is and nothing more.”

Blessed is the servant who esteems himself no more highly when he is praised and exalted by people than when he is considered worthless, foolish, and to be despised; since what a man is before God, that he is and nothing more.

— Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi Quote: “Nor did demons crucify Him; it is you who have crucified Him and crucify Him still, when you delight in your vices and sins.”

Nor did demons crucify Him; it is you who have crucified Him and crucify Him still, when you delight in your vices and sins.

— Francis of Assisi


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