Saint Francis of Assisi Quotes

Best 13 Quotes by Saint Francis of Assisi

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

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

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

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

“Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society.”

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

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

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

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

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