St. Francis of Assisi

Italian Preacher, Founder of the Franciscan Orde

Lived from: 1181-1226

Quotes: St. Francis of Assisi

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    Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.
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    For it is in giving that we receive.
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    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.
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    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.
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    It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
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    It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.
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    It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.
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    Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
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    Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
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    Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
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    Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.
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    Where there is injury let me sow pardon.
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