Saint Francis of Assisi Quotes

“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.”

Saint Francis of Assisi

“A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.”

Saint Francis of Assisi

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

Saint Francis of Assisi

“Blessed is he who expecteth nothing, for he shall enjoy everything.”

Saint Francis of Assisi

“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.”

Saint Francis of Assisi

“It would be considered a theft on our part if we didn’t give to someone in greater need than we are.”

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.”

Saint Francis of Assisi

“Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received, only what you have given.”

Saint Francis of Assisi

“Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society.”

Saint Francis of Assisi

“Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

Saint Francis of Assisi

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

Saint Francis of Assisi

“True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.”

Saint Francis of Assisi

“We may know with certainty that nothing belongs to us except our vices and sins.”

Saint Francis of Assisi