25 Best St. Francis of Assisi Quotes

25 Best St. Francis of Assisi Quotes

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St. Francis of Assisi was a Catholic Friar and preacher from the Holy Roman Empire. He is most famous joining the poor in begging, even though he was a wealthy man. He is considered one of the most important members of religion’s history. He died on October 3, 1226 at the age of 44.

“Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.”

“Be praised, my Lord, through Brother Fire, through whom you brighten the night.”

“Be praised, my Lord, through those who forgive for love of you; through those who endure sickness and trial.”

“Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless as when he is well and an be of service to him. And blessed is he who loves his brother as well when he is
afar off as when he is by his side, and who would say nothing behind his back he might not, in love, say before his face.”

“For it is in giving that we receive.”

“Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty: permit the distinctive sign of our order to be that it does not possess anything of its own beneath the sun, for the glory of your name, and that
it have no other patrimony than begging.”

“Holy obedience confounds all bodily and fleshly desires and keeps the body mortified to the obedience of the spirit and to the obedience of one’s brother and makes a man subject to all the
men of this world and not to men alone, but also to all beasts and wild animals, so that they may do with him whatsoever they will, in so far as it may be granted to them from above by the

“I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.”

“If a superior give any order to one who is under him which is against that man’s conscience, although he do not obey it yet he shall not be dismissed.”

“If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.”

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

“Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.”

“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.”

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

“O Lady, holy charity, may the Lord save thee with thy sister holy obedience!”

“Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.”

“Such was the will of the Father that his Son, blessed and glorious, whom he gave to us, and who was born for us, should by his own blood, sacrifice, and oblation, offer himself on the altar
of the cross, not for himself, by whom “all things were made,” but for our sins, leaving us an example that we should follow his steps.”

“There is absolutely no man in the whole world who can possess one among you unless he first die.”

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

“What we are looking for is what is looking.”

“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.”

“Where there is injury let me sow pardon.”

“While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.”

“You damned spirits! You can only do what the hand of God allows you to do.”