71 Total Quotes

St. Francis Quotes

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
St. Francis
#Italian Saint

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.
St. Francis
#Anger

It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.
St. Francis
#Italian Saint

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; and where there is sadness, joy.
St. Francis
#Cute Love #Sweet Love #Love #Feelings

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St. Francis
#Swiss Clergyman

Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.
St. Francis
#Courage #Swiss Clergyman

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.
St. Francis
#Peace #Swiss Clergyman

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.
St. Francis
#Patience

Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.
St. Francis
#Angels #Swiss Clergyman

If the heart wanders or is distracted, bring it back to the point quite gently and replace it tenderly in its Master's presence. And even if you did nothing during the whole of your hour but bring your heart back and place it again in Our Lord's presence, though it went away every time you brought it back, your hour would be very well employed.
St. Francis
#Heart

Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue.
St. Francis
#Swiss Clergyman #Reputation

While I am busy with little things, I am not required to do greater things.
St. Francis
#Swiss Clergyman

Be who you are and be that well.
St. Francis
#Swiss Clergyman

Those who love to be feared fear to be loved, and they themselves are more afraid than anyone, for whereas other men fear only them, they fear everyone.
St. Francis
#Enemies #Swiss Clergyman

Friendships begun in this world will be taken up again, never to be broken off.
St. Francis
#Swiss Clergyman

There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust
St. Francis
#Anger

It is the mark of a mean, vulgar and ignoble spirit to dwell on the thought of food before meal times or worse to dwell on it afterwards, to discuss it and wallow in the remembered pleasures of every mouthful. Those whose minds dwell before dinner on the spit, and after on the dishes, are fit only to be scullions.
St. Francis
#Food And Eating #Food

The elephant, not only the largest but the most intelligent of animals, provides us with an excellent example. It is faithful and tenderly loving to the female of its choice, mating only every third year and then for no more than five days, and so secretly as never to be seen, until, on the sixth day, it appears and goes at once to wash its whole body in the river, unwilling to return to the herd until thus purified. Such good and modest habits are an example to husband and wife.
St. Francis
#Animals

There are no galley-slaves in the royal vessel of divine love -- every man works his oar voluntarily!
St. Francis
#Love

Marital intercourse is certainly holy, lawful and praiseworthy in itself and profitable to society, yet in certain circumstances it can prove dangerous, as when through excess the soul is made sick with venial sin, or through the violation and perversion of its primary end, killed by mortal sin; such perversion, detestable in proportion to its departure from the true order, being always mortal sin, for it is never lawful to exclude the primary end of marriage which is the procreation of children.
St. Francis
#Sex #Circumstances