17 Most Famous Joan of Arc Quotes

17 Most Famous Joan of Arc Quotes

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Joan of Arc is a heroine of France as well as a Catholic Saint. She was born in France in the early 1400′s. She went on many seiges under order of King Charles VII. She was eventually captured by the English and burned at the stake in 1431 at 19 years old.

“Act, and God will act.”

“Alas! that my body, clean and whole, never been corrupted, today must be consumed and burnt to ashes!”

“Children say that people are hung sometimes for speaking the truth.”

“I am not afraid…I was born to do this.”

“I was in my thirteenth year when I heard a voice from God to help me govern my conduct. And the first time I was very much afraid.”

“If ever I do escape, no one shall reproach me with having broken or violated my faith, not having given my word to any one, whosoever it may be.”

“If I am not, may God put me there; and if I am, may God so keep me.”

“in God’s name I command you to let me know as soon as you are aware of the arrival of Fastolf; because if he should pass without my knowledge, I promise you that I will have [your] head removed.”

“It is true I wished to escape; and so I wish still; is not this lawful for all prisoners?”

“It is true that the king has made a truce with the duke of Burgundy for fifteen days and that the duke is to turn over the city of Paris at the end of fifteen days. Yet you should not marvel if I do not enter that city so quickly.”

“Of the love or hatred God has for the English, I know nothing, but I do know that they will all be thrown out of France, except those who die there.”

“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.”

“Since God had commanded it, it was necessary that I do it. Since God commanded it, even if I had a hundred fathers and mothers, even if I had been a King’s daughter, I would have gone nevertheless.”

“The light comes at the same time as the Voice. … I will not tell you all; I have not leave; my oath does not touch on that.”

“The Voice had promised me that, as soon I came to the King, he would receive me.”

“You say that you are my judge. I do not know if you are! But I tell you that you must take good care not to judge me wrongly, because you will put yourself in great danger. I warn you, so that if God punishes you for it, I would have done my duty by telling you!”

“You, men of England, who have no right to this Kingdom of France, the King of Heaven orders and notifies you through me, Joan the Maiden, to leave your fortresses and go back to your own country; or I will produce a clash of arms to be eternally remembered. And this is the third and last time I have written to you; I shall not write anything further.”