Saint Francis of Assisi

c. 1181 - 1226

A Quote by Saint Francis of Assisi on courage, earth, heart, love, and sacrifice

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

Saint Francis of Assisi (c. 1181 - 1226)

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A Quote by Saint Francis of Assisi on st francis and preaching

Preach always.  Use words if necessary.

Saint Francis of Assisi (c. 1181 - 1226)

Source: Spiritual writings of St. Francis

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A Quote by Saint Francis of Assisi on love, learning, growth, and experience

You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just so, you learn to love by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves 

Saint Francis of Assisi (c. 1181 - 1226)

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A Quote by Saint Francis of Assisi

What you are looking for is what is looking.

Saint Francis of Assisi (c. 1181 - 1226)

Source: francis of assisi

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A Quote by Saint Francis of Assisi on impossibility

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

Saint Francis of Assisi (c. 1181 - 1226)

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A Quote by Saint Francis of Assisi on compassion, god, men, and pity

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who deal likewise with their fellow men.

Saint Francis of Assisi (c. 1181 - 1226)

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A Quote by Saint Francis of Assisi on darkness, death, despair, doubt, divinity, eternity, faith, giving, hatred, hope, joy, life, love, peace, and understanding

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred . . . let me sow love. Where there is injury . . . pardon. Where there is doubt . . . faith. Where there is despair . . . hope. Where there is darkness . . . light. Where there is sadness . . . joy. 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, It is in dying . . . that we are born to eternal life.

Saint Francis of Assisi (c. 1181 - 1226)

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A Quote by Saint Francis of Assisi on day, death, garden, and learning

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.

Saint Francis of Assisi (c. 1181 - 1226)

Source: told by Louis Fischer

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A Quote by Saint Francis of Assisi on despair, doubt, errors, faith, harmony, hope, and truth

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.

Saint Francis of Assisi (c. 1181 - 1226)

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A Quote by Saint Francis of Assisi on duty, humility, and service

Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission - to be of service to them wherever they require it.

Saint Francis of Assisi (c. 1181 - 1226)

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