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    Do few things but do them well, simple joys are holy.
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: joy  holy 
     
    We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen away, and to bring home those who have lost their way. Many who seem to us to be children of the Devil will still become Christ's disciples.
    — Francis of Assisi
    The journey is essential to the dream.
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: journey  dreams 
     
    While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: peace  heart 
     
    The one you are looking for is the one who is looking.
    — Francis of Assisi
    Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission - to be of service to them whenever they require it.
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: hurt  service 
     
    The only thing ever achieved in life without effort is failure.
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: failure 
     
    What is it that stands higher than words? Action. What is it that stands higher than action? Silence.
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: action  silence 
     
    Where there is Love and Wisdom, there is neither Fear nor Ignorance.Where there is Patience and Humility, there is neither Anger nor Annoyance.Where there is Poverty and Joy, there is neither Cupidity nor Avarice. Where there is Peace and Contemplation, there is neither Care nor Restlessness.Where there is the Fear of God to guard the dwelling, there no enemy can enter.Where there is Mercy and Prudence, there is neither Excess nor Harshness.
    — Francis of Assisi
    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.
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: men  compassion  god 
     
    He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: work  heart  artist 
     
    The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.
    — Francis of Assisi
    What do you have to fear? Nothing. Whom do you have to fear? No one. Why? Because whoever has joined forces with God obtains three great privileges: omnipotence without power, intoxication without wine, and life without death.
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: death  power  god 
     
    All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: world  darkness 
     
    Ask the beasts and they will teach you the beauty of this earth.
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: beauty  earth 
     
    All things of creation are children of the Father and thus brothers of man. ... God wants us to help animals, if they need help. Every creature in distress has the same right to be protected.
    — Francis of Assisi
    God requires that we assist the animals, when they need our help. Each being (human or creature) has the same right of protection.
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: animals  right  help  god  protection 
     
    Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: time  gospel 
     
    Lord, help me to live this day, quietly, easily. To lean upon Thy great strength, trustfully, restfully. To wait for the unfolding of Thy will, patiently, serenely. To meet others, peacefully, joyously. To face tomorrow, confidently, courageously.
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: live  help  strength  tomorrow 
     
    Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: impossible 
     
    Lord, make me an instrument of thy 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. O Divine Master, 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.
    — 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: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage.
    — 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.
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: enemies  enemy 
     
    By the anxieties and worries of this life Satan tries to dull man's heart and make a dwelling for himself there.
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: heart  anxiety  worries  satan 
     
    God could not have chosen anyone less qualified, or more of a sinner, than myself. And so, for this wonderful work He intends to perform through us, He selected me- for God always chooses the weak and the absurd, and those who count for nothing.
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: work  god  absurd  sinner 
     
    It would be considered a theft on our part if we didn't give to someone in greater need than we are.
    — Francis of Assisi
    The tree of love its roots hath spread Deep in my heart, and rears its head; Rich are its fruits: they joy dispense; Transport the heart, and ravish sense. In love's sweet swoon to thee I cleave, Bless'd source of love.
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: heart  joy 
     
    It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.
    — Francis of Assisi
    Our hands imbibe like roots, so i place them on what is beautiful in this world. And I fold them in prayer, and they draw from the heavens light
    — Francis of Assisi
    Do not put off any longer confessing all your sins, for death will soon come. Give and it will be given you; forgive and you will be forgiven. . . Blessed are they who die repentant, for they shall go to the Kingdom of Heaven!
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: death  blessed  die  sin 
     
    We should seek not so much to pray but to become prayer.
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: prayer  pray 
     
    You can show your love to others by not wishing that they should be better Christians.
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: christian 
     
    Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society.
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: society 
     
    What could you do to a man who owns nothing? You can't starve a fasting man, you can't steal from someone who has no money, you can't ruin someone who hates prestige.
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: men  hate  money 
     
    Be patient, because the weaknesses of the body are given to us in this world by God for the salvation of the soul. So they are of great merit when they are borne patiently.
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: world  soul  body  weakness  god  salvation 
     
    Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: self  grace  gift  christ 
     
    Spiritual joy arises from purity of the heart and perseverance in prayer.
    — Francis of Assisi
    A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.
    — Francis of Assisi
    The greatest security we can have in this world that we are in the grace of God, does not consist in the feelings that we have of love to Him, but rather in an irrevocable abandonment of our whole being into His hands, and in a firm resolution never to consent to any sin great or small.
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: world  grace  god  sin 
     
    O divine Master, 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; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life....
    — Francis of Assisi
    tags: master  dying  giving  divine 
     
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    francis of assisi
    Birth    : June 24, 1182
    Death  : October 3, 1226
    Occupation  : Saint