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75 Important Joan Of Arc Quotes From 'The Maid of Orléans'

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Joan of Arc was a brave young woman who led the French army to victory in the city of Orleans. She believed in God and acted according to God's visions with obedience, grit, and determination.

She is also known as a symbol of freedom and independence. Hence, her life paves an inspiration and example for many young girls and boys to be strong-willed, and she definitely deserves a place in your Kid's history books.

Here are some of the best quotes that will fill you with strength and zeal to stand for your beliefs.

Best Saint Joan of Arc Quotes

Here are some of the finest Joan of Arc quotes.

1. "Everything I have said or done is in the hands of God... Christian faith."

2. "About Jesus Christ and the Church, I simply know they're just one thing, and we shouldn't complicate the matter."

3. "But since God had commanded me to go, I must do it. And since God had commanded it, had I had a hundred fathers and a hundred mothers, and had I been a king's daughter, I would have gone."

4. "Men are sometimes hanged for speaking the truth."

5. "Alas! that my body, clean and whole, never been corrupted, today must be consumed and burnt to ashes!"

6. "Truly, if you were to tear me limb from limb and separate my soul from my body, I would not say anything more."

7. "Even though I saw the executioner and the fire, I could not say anything but what I have said."

8. "I was thirteen when I had a voice from God for my help and guidance."

9. "In God's name let us go on bravely."

Joan Of Arc Famous Quotes

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These are some of the famous quotes by St Joan.

10. "But to surrender who you are and to live without belief is more terrible than dying – even more terrible than dying young."

11. "The light comes at the same time as the Voice."

12. "Act, and God will act, work and He will work."

"I am not afraid... I was born to do this."

"I place trust in God, my creator, in all things; I love Him with all my heart."

"You say that you are my judge; I do not know if you are; but take good heed not to judge me ill, because you would put yourself in great peril."

"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."

"It is true that the king has made a truce with... Paris at the end of fifteen days."

"Go forward bravely. Fear nothing. Trust in God; all will be well."

"All battles are first won or lost, in the mind."

Quotes From Joan Of Arc

These quotes by Joan of Arc will leave an impression on you.

"Hold the cross high so I may see it through the flames."

"I answered the voice that I was a poor girl who knew nothing of riding and warfare."

"I am the drum on which God is beating out his message."

"I was admonished t0 adopt feminine clothes; I refused, and still refuse... there are plenty of other women to perform them."

"When the wind blows my banner against the bulwark, you shall take it."

"The angels are as perfect in form as they are in spirit."

Inspiring Joan Of Arc Quotes

This is a list of Joan of Arc quotes that will motivate you.

"Get up tomorrow early in the morning, and earlier than you did today, and do the best that you can."

"Courage! Do not fall back."

"In this I am God's messenger. Do you set me bravely to work, and I will raise the siege of Orleans."

"Every man gives his life for what he believes. Every woman gives her life for what she believes."

"The poor folk gladly came to me, for I did them no unkindness, but helped them as much as I could."

"If I am not, may it please God to bring me into it; if I am, may He preserve me in it."

"Always stay near me, for tomorrow I will have much to do and more than I ever had, and tomorrow blood will leave my body above the breast."

St Joan Of Arc Quotes

These are some popular quotes by Joan of Arc.

"King of England, and you, duke of Bedford, who call yourself regent of the kingdom of France... settle your debt to the king of Heaven..."

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

"I believe it was sent me from God. When I heard it for the third time, I recognized that it was the Voice of an Angel."

"This Voice has always guarded me well, and I have always understood it..."

"What concerns this dress is a small thing - less than nothing. I did not take it by the advice of any man in the world."

Insightful Joan Of Arc Quotes

These Joan of Arc quotes will help you understand this extraordinary historical figure better.

"It is better to be alone with God."

"I saw them with my bodily eyes as clearly as I see you. And when they departed, I used to weep and wish they would take me with them."

"But I must go, and I must do this thing, because my Lord will have it so."

"My Voice is good and to be honored. I am not bound to answer you about it."

"I should be the saddest in all the world if I knew that I were not in the grace of God."

"I were in a state of sin, do you think the Voice would come to me? I would that every one could hear the Voice as I hear it."

"Four things are laid upon me: to drive out the English; to bring you to be crowned and anointed at Reims; to rescue the Duke of Orléans from the hands of the English; and to raise the siege of Orléans."

"Those of my party knew well that the Voice had been sent me from God; they have seen and known this Voice, I am sure of it."

"There is not a day when I do not hear this Voice; and I have much need of it. But never have I asked of it any recompense but the salvation of my soul."

"My King and many others have also heard and seen the Voices which came to me."

"I heard a voice from God to help me govern my conduct. And the first time I was very much afraid."

"Rather now than tomorrow, and tomorrow than the day after!"

"His friendship will not fail me, nor His counsel, nor His love. In His strength, I will dare and dare and dare until I die."

"Far rather would I sit and sew beside my poor mother, for this thing is not of my condition."

"I bring you news from God, that our Lord will give you back your kingdom, bringing you to be crowned at Reims, and driving out your enemies."

"How else would God speak to me, if not through my imagination?"

"One life is all we have, and we live it as we believe in living it…and then it’s gone."

"Sometimes people believe in little or nothing, and so they give their lives to little or nothing."

"I did not take this dress or do anything but by the command of Our Lord and of the Angels."

Quotes About Joan of Arc

These are some of the quotes by notable people about Joan of Arc.

"God forgive us: we have burned a saint."- Anonymous English Soldier.

"Joan was a being so uplifted from the ordinary run of mankind that she finds no equal in a thousand years."- Winston Churchill.

"Yes, it’s true. It’s true that Joan of Arc was my dream as a little girl. I discovered her toward the age of ten or twelve, when I went to France. "- Indira Gandhi.

"She is easily and by far the most extraordinary person the human race has ever produced."- Mark Twain.

"She embodied the natural goodness and valor of the human race in unexampled perfection."- Winston Churchill.

Joan of Arc Quotes to Start Your Day

Look at these quotes that will fill you with inspiration and strength to start your day.

"Help yourself and God will help you."- Joan of Arc.

"I fear nothing for God is with me!"- Joan of Arc.

"I will overcome everything I have ever gone through and will make my future the one God intended... I am not ordinary and never was."- Shannon L. Alder

"I shall last a year, and but little longer: we must think to do good work in that year."- Joan of Arc.

"I will never accept life for what it is... because anything worth having in this world will take me to the very edge of myself."- Shannon L. Alder

"A strong person is the one who sheds tears for a moment, pick up her sword and fight again."- Joan of Arc

"Unconquerable courage, infinite compassion, the virtue of the simple, the wisdom of the just shone forth in her. She glorifies as she freed the soil from which she sprang."- Winston Churchill

"A perfect woman, nobly plann'd, to warn, to comfort, and command; And yet a spirit still, and bright with something of an angel light."- William Wordsworth

"The goodness of her life proves that Jeanne possesses the grace of God.... She is the first captain of our host. Such power had not Hector or Achilles. But God, who leads her, does all."- Jacques Gélu

"She was perhaps the only entirely unselfish person whose name has a place in profane history."- Mark Twain

"Foe only to the great blood guilty ones, The Masters and Murderers of Mankind."- Robert Southey

"Everything I have said or done is in the hands of God"- Joan of Arc.

"One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it."- Joan of Arc.

"The first time I was very much afraid."- Joan of Arc.

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Georgia Stone

<p>Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.</p>

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