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Top 54 Saint Francis of Assisi Quotes (NATURE)

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“Keep a clear eye toward life’s end. Do not forget your purpose and destiny as God’s creature. What you are in his sight is what you are and nothing more. 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.”

Saint Francis of Assisi
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.
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.
Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.
Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.
The measure of love is to love without measure.
The measure of love is to love without measure.

“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.”

Saint Francis of Assisi
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.
Do few things but do them well, simple joys are holy.
Do few things but do them well, simple joys are holy.
God requires that we assist the animals, when they need our help. Each being (human or creature) has the same right of protection.
God requires that we assist the animals, when they need our help. Each being (human or creature) has the same right of protection.
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 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.

6 InspirationalSaint Francis of Assisi Quotes on God and Grace

“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.”

Saint Francis of Assisi
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.
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.
Hold back nothing of yourselves for yourselves so that He who gives Himself totally to you may receive you totally.
Hold back nothing of yourselves for yourselves so that He who gives Himself totally to you may receive you totally.
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.
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.

3 Saint Francis of Assisi Quotes on Preaching and Sermon

Do all you can to preach the gospel and if necessary use words!
Do all you can to preach the gospel and if necessary use words!
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.
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.

11 Wise Saint Francis of Assisi Quotes (WISDOM)

“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.”

Saint Francis of Assisi
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.
For it is in giving that we receive.
For it is in giving that we receive.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.
A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.
A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.

“You cannot all abandon your possessions, but at least you can change your attitude about them. All getting separates you from others; all giving unites to others.”

Saint 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.
No one is to be called an enemy, all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm. You have no enemy except yourselves.
We must not be wise and prudent according to the flesh. Rather, we must be simple, humble and pure.
We must not be wise and prudent according to the flesh. Rather, we must be simple, humble and pure.
You can show your love to others by not wishing they were better Christians.
You can show your love to others by not wishing they were better Christians.
You call it a sin, that I love the dog above all else? The dog stayed with me in the storm, the man, not even in the wind.
You call it a sin, that I love the dog above all else? The dog stayed with me in the storm, the man, not even in the wind.
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!

3 Saint Francis of Assisi Quotes on Demons

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.
By the anxieties and worries of this life Satan tries to dull man's heart and make a dwelling for himself there.
By the anxieties and worries of this life Satan tries to dull man’s heart and make a dwelling for himself there.
Holy wisdom confounds Satan and all his wickednesses.
Holy wisdom confounds Satan and all his wickednesses.

6 MotivationalSaint Francis of Assisi Quotes About Life

“Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless as when he is well and an be of service to him. And blessed is he who loves his brother as well when he is afar off as when he is by his side, and who would say nothing behind his back he might not, in love, say before his face.”

Saint Francis of Assisi
We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.
We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.
The journey is essential to the dream.
The journey is essential to the dream.
The only thing achieved in life without effort is failure.
The only thing achieved in life without effort is failure.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society.
Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society.

4 Saint Francis of Assisi Quotes on Serving Others

It would be considered a theft on our part if we didn’t give to someone in greater need than we are.
It would be considered a theft on our part if we didn’t give to someone in greater need than we are.
We should never desire to be over others. Instead, we ought to be servants who are submissive to every human being for God's sake.
We should never desire to be over others. Instead, we ought to be servants who are submissive to every human being for God’s sake.
Blessed are those who endure in peace for by You, Most High, shall they be crowned.
Blessed are those who endure in peace for by You, Most High, shall they be crowned.
It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.
It is not fitting, when one is in God’s service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.

4 Saint Francis of Assisi Quotes About Prayer

Spiritual joy arises from purity of the heart and perseverance in prayer.
Spiritual joy arises from purity of the heart and perseverance in prayer.
We should seek not so much to pray but to become prayer.
We should seek not so much to pray but to become prayer.
Be patient in trials, watchful in prayer, and never cease working.
Be patient in trials, watchful in prayer, and never cease working.
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.

7 Saint Francis of Assisi Prayerful Quotes

“God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me a right faith, a sure hope, a perfect charity, sense and knowledge, so that I may carry out your holy command.”

Saint Francis of Assisi
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.
Praised be You, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, producing varied fruits with coloured flowers and herbs.
Praised be You, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, producing varied fruits with coloured flowers and herbs.
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.
Great and glorious God, and Thou Lord Jesus, I pray you shed abroad your light in the darkness of my mind.
Great and glorious God, and Thou Lord Jesus, I pray you shed abroad your light in the darkness of my mind.
Most High, all powerful, good Lord, Yours are the praises, the glory, the honor, and all blessing.
Most High, all powerful, good Lord, Yours are the praises, the glory, the honor, and all blessing.
Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars; in the heavens, you have made them bright, precious and fair.
Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars; in the heavens, you have made them bright, precious and fair.

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