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101 St Francis Of Assisi Quotes: Patron Saint of Animals

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Saint Francis of Assisi quotes preach love to all in life.

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Saint Francis of Assisi is a Christian Saint, known as the patron saint of animals and ecology.

He is considered so because he is said to preach to all, including birds and animals.  Read on for some of the most famous quotes by St Francis of Assisi, and do have a look at St Therese of Lisieux quotes and [St. Ignatius quotes].

Quotes On Helping Others

Loving and helping others is what makes us virtuous. Saint Francis of Assisi preached the necessary message of love and peace for all men. Read on for some of Saint Francis of Assisi quotes on helping and loving all.

1. "Holy charity confounds all diabolical and fleshly temptations and all fleshly fears."

-St. Francis of Assisi

2. “A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.”

- St. Francis of Assisi

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

- St. Francis of Assisi

4. "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."

- St. Francis of Assisi

5. “Hold back nothing of yourselves for yourselves so that He who gives Himself totally to you may receive you totally.”

- St. Francis of Assisi

6. “Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society.”

- St. Francis of Assisi

7. "Blessed are those who endure in peace for by You, Most High, shall they be crowned."

- St. Francis of Assisi

8. "All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle."

- St. Francis of Assisi

9. "The only thing achieved in life without effort is failure."

- St. Francis of Assisi

10. “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."

- St. Francis of Assisi

11. “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.”

- St. Francis of Assisi

12. "It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching."

- St. Francis of Assisi

13. “Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.”

- St. Francis of Assisi

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

- St. Francis of Assisi

15. "Where there is discord may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. Where there is despair, may we bring hope."

- St. Francis of Assisi

16. "He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist."

- St. Francis of Assisi

17. "Do few things but do them well, simple joys are holy."

- St. Francis of Assisi

18. “For it is in giving that we receive."

- St. Francis of Assisi

19. "You cannot all abandon your possessions, but at least you can change your attitude about them. All getting separates you from others; all giving unites to others."

- St. Francis of Assisi

20. "Go out and preach the gospel and if you must, use words."

- St. Francis of Assisi

21. "Where there is injury let me sow pardon."

- St. Francis of Assisi

22. "Many who seem to us to be the Devil's children will still become Christ's Disciples."

- St. Francis of Assisi

23. “Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that have received--only what you have given.”

- St. Francis of Assisi

24. "You can show your love to others by not wishing they were better Christians."

- St. Francis of Assisi

25. "What is it that stands higher than words? Action. What is it that stands higher than action? Silence."

- St. Francis of Assisi

26. “A man sins who wishes to receive more from his neighbor than he is himself willing to give to the Lord God.”

- St. Francis of Assisi

27. “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."

- St. Francis of Assisi

28. "Men lose all the material things they leave behind them in this world, but they carry with them the reward of their charity and the alms they give."

- St. Francis of Assisi

29. "We must not be wise and prudent according to the flesh. Rather, we must be simple, humble, and pure."

- St. Francis of Assisi

30. “God requires that we assist the animals when they need our help. Each being (human or creature) has the same right of protection.”

- St. Francis of Assisi

31. “It would be considered a theft on our part if we didn’t give to someone in greater need than we are.”

32. "Be patient in trials, watchful in prayer, and never cease working.”

- St. Francis of Assisi

33. "Keep a clear eye toward life’s end. Do not forget your purpose and destiny as God’s creature. What you are in his sight is what you are and nothing more."

- St. Francis of Assisi

34. "It is in pardoning that we are pardoned."

- St. Francis of Assisi

35. "We should never desire to be over others. Instead, we ought to be servants who are submissive to every human being for God's sake."

- St. Francis of Assisi

Quotes On God And Prayer

The power of prayer can redeem anyone.

Some of the most popular Saint Francis of Assisi quotes are about the importance of all men worshipping Jesus Christ. It was a message Saint Francis of Assisi tried to spread throughout his life.

36. "Most High, all powerful, good Lord, Yours are the praises, the glory, the honor, and all blessing."

- St. Francis of Assisi

37. "Everything in man should halt in awe…Let all the world quake and let Heaven exult when Christ the Son of the living God is there on the altar.”

- St. Francis of Assisi

38. "Nor did demons crucify Him; it is you who have crucified Him and crucify Him still when you delight in your vices and sins."

- St. Francis of Assisi

39. "Dear God, please reveal to us your sublime beauty, that is everywhere, everywhere, everywhere, so that we will never again feel frightened."

- St. Francis of Assisi

40. "Because whoever has joined forces with God obtains three great privileges: omnipotence without power, intoxication without wine, and life without death."

- St. Francis of Assisi

41. "Praised be You, my Lord, through those who give pardon for Your love, and bear infirmity and tribulation."

- St. Francis of Assisi

42. "We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You, because by Your holy cross, You have redeemed the world."

- St. Francis of Assisi

43. "Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith."

- St. Francis of Assisi

44. “My God and My All!”

- St. Francis of Assisi

45. "Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars; in the heavens, you have made them bright, precious and fair."

- St. Francis of Assisi

46. "What sublime humility and humble sublimeness, that the Lord of the Universe, the Divine Son of God, should stoop as to hide Himself under the appearance of bread for our salvation! Behold the humble way of God, my brothers."

- St. Francis of Assisi

47. "If God can work through me, he can work through anyone."

- St. Francis of Assisi

48. "Great and glorious God, and Thou Lord Jesus, I pray you shed abroad your light in the darkness of my mind."

- St. Francis of Assisi

49. “Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love.”

- St. Francis of Assisi

50. “We adore Thee most holy Lord, Jesus Christ, here in all Thy Churches, which are in the whole world, because by Thy holy cross, Thou hast redeemed the world”

- St. Francis of Assisi

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

- St. Francis of Assisi

52. "The world is a great stage on which God displays his many wonders."

- St. Francis of Assisi

53. "It was easy to love God in all that was beautiful. The lessons of deeper knowledge, though, instructed me to embrace God in all things."

- St. Francis of Assisi

54. "Praise be you, my Lord, through our sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us."

- St. Francis of Assisi

55. "Here is one of the best means to acquire humility; fix well in mind this maxim: One is as much as he is in the sight of God, and no more."

- St. Francis of Assisi

56. "Everything in man should halt in awe…Let all the world quake and let Heaven exult when Christ the Son of the living God is there on the altar.”

- St. Francis of Assisi

57. "It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look."

- St. Francis of Assisi

58. "I am the herald of the great King"

- St. Francis of Assisi

59. "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"

- St. Francis of Assisi

60. "Heavenly Father, you created all things for your glory and made us stewards of this creature”

- St. Francis of Assisi

61. "O innocent Jesus, having sinned, I am guilty of eternal death, but You willingly accept the unjust sentence of death, that I might live. For whom, then, shall I live, if not for You, my Lord?"

- St. Francis of Assisi

62. "Lord, help me to live this day, quietly, easily. "

- St. Francis of Assisi

63. "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."

- St. Francis of Assisi

64. "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."

- St. Francis of Assisi

65. “God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me a right faith, a sure hope, a perfect charity, sense and knowledge, so that I may carry out your holy command.”

- St. Francis of Assisi

66. "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."

- St. Francis of Assisi

67. “The Lord bless you and keep you. May He show His face to you and have mercy. May He turn His countenance to you and give you peace.  The Lord bless you!”

- St. Francis of Assisi

68. "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."

- St. Francis of Assisi

Inspiring Saint Francis Of Assisi Quotes

Inspiration can strike from anywhere.

Many Saint Francis of Assasi quotes are inspiring for men and women alike. He was also known for performing many miracles such as giving sight to the blind, and reviving the dead back to life. Most of these quotes have lasted through the ages, and so it is necessary to take inspiration from the following Saint Francis of Assasi quotes.

69. "And it is in death that we are born to eternal life."

- St. Francis of Assisi

70. “You call it a sin, that I love the dog above all else? The dog stayed with me in the storm, the man, not even in the wind.”

- St. Francis of Assisi

71. "Alms are an inheritance and a justice which is due to the poor and which Jesus has levied upon us."

- St. Francis of Assisi

72. "We should have no more use or regard for money in any of its forms than we have for dust. Those who think it is worth more, or who are greedy for it, expose themselves to the danger of being deceived by the Devil."

- St. Francis of Assisi

73. "A man has only so much knowledge as he puts to work."

- St. Francis of Assisi

74. "You should never praise anyone until you see how he turns out in the end!"

- St. Francis of Assisi

75. "Don't canonize me too soon. I'm perfectly capable of fathering a child."

- St. Francis of Assisi

76. "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."

- St. Francis of Assisi

77. "Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty."

- St. Francis of Assisi

78. “A cat purring on your lap is more healing than any drug in the world, as the vibrations you are receiving are of pure love and contentment.”

- St. Francis of Assisi

79. "Ask the beasts and they will teach you the beauty of this earth."

- St. Francis of Assisi

80. “Our actions are our own; their consequences belong to Heaven."

- St. Francis of Assisi

81. "Study always to have Joy, for it befits not the servant of God to show before his brother or another sadness or a troubled face."

- St. Francis of Assisi

82. "When we pray to God we must be seeking nothing - nothing."

- St. Francis of Assisi

83. "When I think of the happiness that is in store for me, every sorrow, every pain becomes dear to me."

- St. Francis of Assisi

84. "Don't change the world, change worlds."

- St. Francis of Assisi

85. "Holy wisdom confounds Satan and all his wickedness."

- St. Francis of Assisi

86. "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."

- St. Francis of Assisi

87. "Woe to those who die in mortal Sin!"

- St. Francis of Assisi

88. "The brave unfortunate are our best acquaintance."

- St. Francis of Assisi

89. "Water is the mirror of nature."

- St. Francis of Assisi

90. "You can only do what the hand of God allows you to do."

- St. Francis of Assisi

91. "What you are looking for is what is looking."

- St. Francis of Assisi

92. "Be praised, my Lord, through Brothers Wind and Air, and clouds and storms, and all the weather, through which you give your creatures sustenance."

- St. Francis of Assisi

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

- St. Francis of Assisi

94. "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."

- St. Francis of Assisi

95. "The measure of love is to love without measure."

- St. Francis of Assisi

96. "Gold hath no lustre of its own. It shines by temperate use alone."

- St. Francis of Assisi

97. “We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.”

- St. Francis of Assisi

98. "Where there is poverty and joy, there is no greed and avarice."

- St. Francis of Assisi

99. "By the anxieties and worries of this life, Satan tries to dull man's heart and make a dwelling for himself there."

- St. Francis of Assisi

100. "I need no more, I know Christ, the poor crucified one."

-St. Francis of Assisi

101. “For these, they will receive from the Lord the reward and recompense they deserve.”

- St. Francis of Assisi

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Saint Francis of Assisi quotes then why not take a look at St Francis de Sales quotes, or [St Vincent de Paul quotes].

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